MY PAL PAOLO
Chelsea loanee Fikayo Tomori has revealed he speaks to AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini before and after every game.
Tomori told The Times: “If I had gone on loan somewhere during the summer I wouldn’t be here.
“Now, I have the chance to play for AC Milan, play in Serie A, learning something new and having the likes of [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, [Mario] Mandzukic, and Paolo Maldini, to learn from.
“You feel his [Maldini’s] presence. As much as I’m playing for myself and for the team and the manager, I want to impress him.
“It’s like if you were an attacker and one day Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi was your sporting director and saying these words for you. It’s crazy.
“Before every game, he talks and says come on and says well done after. If I haven’t played well he’s still there saying well done.”