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Fikayo Tomori: Leaving Chelsea for AC Milan improved my defensive game

Former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori says he's improved his game with new Serie A champions AC Milan.

In his 30 Serie A starts, Tomori proved he is perfecting the art of defending — with a little help from director Paolo Maldini.

He told The Sun: “First and foremost, the manager has helped me in terms of the way he wants the team to play.

“Also individually and as a team how he wants us to defend.

“In that aspect, I've learned different things. The way this league is, the referees whistle a lot more — so you can't dive in. If you do go in for a tackle, you have to win the ball.

“If you're aggressive, you have to tackle properly. Stay on your feet and make sure that you're in the right position. I've learned more and had to think about my positioning.

“I speak to Paolo — he is there every day. Sometimes he asks me how things are going and speaks to us defenders as a collective."

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