Milan star Fikayo Tomori has, on Friday, provided an insight into what he feels are some of the main differences between English and Italian football, and life alike.
Tomori, of course, has been plying his trade in Serie A for almost three years now. And, since linking up with Milan from Premier League giants Chelsea, the 25-year-old has gone on to establish himself as one of Italian football’s standout performers.
Tomori has already surpassed the century-mark for appearances in Rossoneri colours, with a richly-deserved Scudetto title to show for his efforts, too.
After enduring something of a dip in form at points last season, the early months of the new term have seen the Englishman look largely back to his best, culminating in a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s latest Three Lions squad this week.
Speaking in an interview with talkSPORT, as cited by TuttomercatoWeb, on Friday, Tomori was therefore drawn on some of the most noteworthy contrasts between football in his home country, and in Italy.
And the defender went on to open up on how he now sees the game from a ‘different perspective’, before also discussing his fondness for Italian culture:
“Going to Milan helped me, it allowed me to have a different perspective from how people see football. The championship in Italy is different and so are the people who follow it. Not only, however, in football, my life has also changed and the Italian culture suits me.
“Normally Italians are calm, but when it comes to football they become very passionate. It’s a different experience and I have learned a lot.”
Conor Laird | GIFN