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Ex-Chelsea defender Tomori loving football at AC Milan

Former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori says he's enjoying his football at AC Milan.

Tomori is back in England this week for their Champions League clash at Liverpool.

He told the Daily Mail: "Life's a bit slower and more chilled than in England, more laid back, the kind of life I enjoy. The weather is a lot better. People go for coffee after training, just chill and sit in the sun."

His language skills are developing.

"It's going well. Italian is the language of the pitch and I can understand everything.' And he studies hard with the masters in the art of defending.

"I'm trying to learn and improve. England is a very fast league, situations happen fast and you have to react whereas, in Italy, you are luring your opposition into specific positions where you know you can defend it well. That's a big difference. It wasn't something I was used to at first.

"Italians are famed for their defenders and defensive structure. It's definitely coached differently here. It's about positioning yourself or reading where the ball is going, when to follow the striker, when to let the striker go, knowing if I go here then someone else has to go there, making sure all those cogs work together.

"It's a really enjoyable environment and there's a lot of people to help. The manager was a centre back. We've got Paolo Maldini at the club, the best defender of all time. We've got Daniele Bonera on the coaching staff who was a centre back for Milan, and played in the Champions League."


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