Wow! Tomori opens up and sends shock message to Chelsea fans
Fikayo Tomori admitted he nearly quit Chelsea in his early days at Cobham – when he thought he wouldn’t make it as a youngster.
The young defender has been impressive since being given a chance this season under Lampard, and He looked generally assured at the back, despite the clubs inability to keep clean-sheets on a regular basis.
With pace, power and a remarkable reading of the game for a 21-year-old, there have been many out there that firmly believe that Tomori will develop into a class act for us in the coming seasons.
But on his first time at Cobham, when he played with fellow Premier League players Tammy Abraham and Dominic Solanke, Tomori felt he wasn’t up to the required standard and told his father he wanted to quit.
‘Once I’ve left the centre of excellence, I’m going to Cobham and obviously this is proper Cobham, I’d see Tammy [Abraham] there, Dom Solanke,’ Tomori told Chelsea TV.
‘I noticed that I couldn’t just pick the ball up and run through everyone. So after that I got back in the car and I told my parents: “I’m not coming back here anymore.”
‘It was obviously a level up and my dad said: “No, you’re going to come back.”
‘It wasn’t the fact that he was saying: “You must be a footballer, you must play football,” it was kind of like, you are at a level where you need to challenge yourself.
‘There is no point playing with people that you find it too easy, if you come here and challenge yourself you are going to get better and I am glad he had that take on it.’[the_ad id=”164″]
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