In the world of English football, there is a lot of confusion over whether the style of football played in Serie A is more like the Premier League or the game of Fikayo Tomori. While the latter is more similar to American football, the Italian game is slower-paced and more strategic. The former Chelsea defender believes playing in Serie A isn’t a disadvantage to his chances of making the England squad.
Despite the similarities, Tomori is convinced that he has improved since joining AC Milan. He was called up for England in September last year but failed to feature in the World Cup qualifiers and friendlies in November. This week, he traveled to Dubai to meet supporters and was part of an AC Milan delegation to Expo 2020. Despite his mediocre England career, he’s confident of making an impact in the Italian Serie A.
Despite the contrasting styles, Tomori has adapted well to life in Italy. He drinks a macchiato with every meal and prefers the terrace after a training session. The Italian team has an anti-racism campaign, and Tomori was part of it. In the weekend celebrations after the Cagliari match, he was subjected to monkey chants, which were aimed at him and his teammate Mike Minnan.
In Italy, the game is similar to that of American football, and Tomori has thrived. In fact, his transition from a speculative mid-season loan to a full-time club has been seamless. He even managed to speak near-fluent Italian after the team’s victory over Inter Milan. With a little patience, he has become a star in the Italian Premier League.
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Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori are two players who recently joined Roma from Chelsea and AC Milan, respectively. Tammy Abraham moved to Italy last summer after falling out of the Chelsea first team. While Tomori joined AC Milan on loan in January 2021, Tammy Abraham made the switch to Rome permanently last summer. Both Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori have thrived in Italy, despite the difference in style.