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Fikayo Tomori Speaking Fluent Italian, Just 13 Months After Joining AC Milan, Leaves Fans Impressed

Daniel Marland

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Fikayo Tomori Speaking Fluent Italian, Just 13 Months After Joining AC Milan, Leaves Fans Impressed

Fikayo Tomori speaking fluent Italian, just 13 months after swapping Chelsea for AC Milan, has left fans seriously impressed.


The 24-year-old joined Milan on loan last January before making a permanent transfer in the summer.

He's become a key part of the Serie A side's setup, having made 21 appearances this campaign, and he's committed to learning the language.

Tomori spoke following Sunday's 1-0 win over Napoli and opted to flex his Italian skills.

"[Victor] Osimhen is a really strong striker and fast too, Napoli are a strong side," He begun.

"Today, Pierre [Kalulu] and myself and the entire defence played a great game. We're happy but we still have 10 games left. We have to play like we played today and raise the bar too."

Tomori responded to the footage on social media and joked: "Not perfect yet... but I'm trying."

Fans have reacted to the footage and they've praised Tomori for taking the plunge and committing to learning a new language.

One commented: "Was shocked to hear how good his Italian was in such a short period of time."

Another said: "Oi that's class. Very heart warming to see English lads learning other languages."

A third put: "Love this. Really love it. Fantastic to see young players going abroad and doing everything to fit in and maximise the experience."

While someone tweeted: "How do players learn other languages so quick? Very impressive."

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Tomori fell out of favour at Cheslea after playing regularly during Frank Lampard's first season in charge.

He chose to move abroad in search of first-team football and the decision has paid off massively.

Olivier Giroud's second half strike saw Milan move top of the table over the weekend.

Bitter rivals Inter still have a game in hand on Stefano Pioli's side, but they've come into form at the perfect time.

Milan are unbeaten in their last six games and have a serious chance of winning their first league title since 2011.

Pioli praised Tomori and centre back partner Pierre Kalulu for their performance.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

He explained per SempreMilan: "It was a difficult game, when they caught us between the lines we struggled a bit. They had to face Osimhen in one on one and they did it with personality. 

"We all worked well without the ball, we are very satisfied. We are only with one point more than last year, there is a lot of work to do. Our goal is to improve ourselves."

Milan return to action on Saturday afternoon against Empoli.

Featured Image Credit: Milan TV

Topics: AC Milan, Serie A

Daniel Marland
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