Milan’s Fikayo Tomori: ‘It was sweet for all of us. We knew we could do it’

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Young England central defender explains the reception for Milan’s title win and how a fruit salad caused trouble for his teammates

Fikayo Tomori had been warned. As Milan chased their first Serie A title since 2011, the one player in the squad who had been a part of it back then spoke up. It was Zlatan Ibrahimovic. “He was like: ‘Guys, if we win, be ready because it will go crazy,’” Tomori says.

Even so, it is doubtful whether anything could have prepared Tomori and his teammates for the reaction to what they achieved on the Sunday before last, getting the result they needed at Sassuolo to deliver Milan’s 19th Scudetto. And certainly not for the scenes during the open-top bus parade the following night.

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Written by David Hytner
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/jun/02/fikayo-tomori-sweet-for-all-of-us-we-knew-we-could-do-it-milan-england under the title “Milan’s Fikayo Tomori: ‘It was sweet for all of us. We knew we could do it’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.