Fikayo Tomori opens up on conversation with Frank Lampard at Chelsea FC
Chelsea FC defender Fikayo Tomori opens up about being called up to the England squad for the first time
Fikayo Tomori has revealed that Frank Lampard was the man to break the news to him that he was being selected for the senior England squad for the first time.
The young Chelsea FC defender has been named in the Three Lions squad for the forthcoming clashes against Czech Republic and Bulgaria following his strong performances for Chelsea FC this season.
Tomori has been a regular fixture in the first team under Lampard this term, with the 21-year-old having scored one goal in five Premier League games for the Blues this term.
The defender will now be aiming to make his first senior appearance for the England team during the international break.
And the centre-half has opened up about how Lampard broke the news to him at Chelsea FC’s Cobham training ground last week.
Speaking in an interview quoted by Chelsea FC’s website, Tomori said: “I found out after the Lille game.
“The manager [Frank Lampard] came up to me and said, ‘You are going to be in the England squad tomorrow.’
“I was sitting down at the time and I just sat there with Tammy and Mason smiling at me. It was a crazy feeling because I wasn’t really expecting it, but I’m very happy.
“I was not expecting at the beginning of the season to make the England squad.
“I’ve taken everything as it has come. This happened quite fast but it’s been a good 12 months. I’ve been working hard, listening to people, trying to improve myself and it’s going well.
“It’s a bit cliched but it is a dream. Growing up in England and seeing the players playing at Wembley, it was such a good feeling. It’s indescribable. It was a very proud moment.”
Chelsea FC are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table after they made it back to back wins in the top flight with a 4-1 triumph at Southampton last weekend.
They will return to Premier League action with a home clash against Southampton at Stamford Bridge after the international break.