Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes there is more to come from Fikayo Tomori and admitted the young defender is a great example for the rest of his squad.
The 21-year-old received his maiden England call-up on Thursday after a strong start to the season.
Tomori, who spent last season on loan at Derby with Lampard, has made seven appearances and scored in the recent win over Wolves.
What has impressed his manager most, however, is the work ethic and training displays of the Chelsea academy graduate.
Lampard is equally pleased about @fikayotomori_’s first England call-up. ‘He deserves it. He has been a dream to work with day in, day out for the last 15 months or so. It’s a great step up and it’s in his hands to go there and show what he shows us every day.’ #SOUCHE
“You don’t know until you put players in,” Lampard said. “Sheffield United at home was a game where I thought he deserved his opportunity for his training. How he trained. That is a great message to all the players.
in a way but a nice one because everything you want him to do, he stands up and delivers.”
After initially describing the centre-back as quiet, Lampard corrected himself and discussed the popularity of the Canadian-born defender in the dressing room at Derby last season.
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