Monday, May 18, 2020

Tomori relishing competition for places

Chelsea Defender Tomori says he is relishing competition for places in the blues first team squad and welcomes the arrival of Hakim Ziyech at Stamford Bridge.

Fikayo Tomori admits he is still on a learning curve and knows he will have to work harder with Manager Frank Lampard having a Star-studded squad to pick from; meaning there is no guarantee he has won a place in the blues defence.

The English International who has made 22 appearances so far this season told the Chelsea official website:  
“Having competition helps the team to improve because everyone wants to play. You know if you want to get in the team then you have to better than the person who’s got the shirt at that time so you have to take it from them.

“Individually, it spurs you on but then it also makes the team better because everyone is going to be firing on all cylinders trying to get into the team. When you do get your spot, you have to play well to keep your place so I think the fact that there is that friendly competition means everybody knows you have to be on your game.

“If you train well, you can get in the team and if you play well then you’ll stay in the team. Having that breeds this friendly, competitive nature and spirit that we have and it can only be a positive thing.”

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