“He’s developed me a lot” – Chelsea youngster shows great attitude and praises his Manager

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has been one of the biggest Chelsea academy success stories so far this season, and has actually been one of the Blues better performers.

Along with that, his regular game time has probably come as the biggest surprise. Tomori would have been most people’s fourth choice centre back at the start of the season behind Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen.

But he has been fast tracked to first or second choice. Some of that has come down to injuries, but even still he would be competing to be the first defender on the team sheet and has earned that right.

At 21 he is still learning of course, but he is showing signs of becoming an absolute beast of a centre back for club and country, having also earned his first senior England call up last week as well.

Tomori spoke at the press conference alongside Lampard yesterday ahead of their Champions League match against Ajax, and he spoke very well.

As reported by Football London, Tomori said:

“The manager gave me an opportunity and he’s carried on giving me opportunities. Even if I make mistakes or I’m not quite in the right position, he helps me out.

“He’s developed me a lot and getting into that position was just training hard every day, working hard, listening to what the manager says, taking on board what the other players are saying to me. I just have to keep on doing that to stay in the team.

“It’s been good [this season]. It’s gone better than I probably expected it to go. I’m working hard every day to try and improve and help the team as much as I can.

“Obviously getting my senior [England] call up was great and now I just want to carry on going.”

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