In the final round of the 2021-22 Serie A season, Sassuolo hosted Milan at the Mapei Stadium in a Scudetto-deciding fixture. As they sat atop of the table by two points, a draw was enough to secure the title over rivals Inter; they defeated the Neroverdi by a score of 3-0 to win the league for the first time since 2010-11.
TLN TV Host Camila Gonzalez was present for the Serie A clash. Following the scenes of jubilation and the Scudetto celebrations, she was able to exclusively interview Fikayo Tomori to discuss his thoughts and feelings on the achievement, the Rossoneri’s season, and his Canadian fans.
Fikayo Tomori: Career & Statistics
24-year-old Tomori currently plays for Serie A side Milan. He joined the Rossoneri on loan from Premier League side Chelsea in January 2021 and officially signed for the club on a permanent deal in July 2021 ($31.68m).
To date, the Canadian-born centre-back has made 62 appearances for the club in all competitions; during the 2021-22 campaign, Tomori was a pillar in Stefano Pioli‘s starting eleven, making 31 league appearances (30 starts) – only Mike Maignan (2880) had played more minutes than the defender (2719). As a result, the club experienced their best defensive record in a decade and conceded just two times in their final 11 Serie A fixtures.
Described as a modern centre-back who puts pressure high up the pitch to allow the team to put pressure on their opponent, Tomori is also good at anticipating the play to win the ball back. He recorded the most tackles (73) and interceptions (45) for Milan this season and was second to Olivier Giroud in aerials won with 51.