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Chelsea snub: Lampard never told me anything says Tomori

Tomori and Lampard while at the Stamford Bridge

 

AC Milan loanee Fikayo Tomori has taken aim at former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.

Tomori joined the Serie A giants in January until the end of the season, with an option for Milan to make the switch permanent for £25million.

But speaking about what took place behind the scenes for a player who began as a first-team regular under Lampard, Tomori said he still does not know why he was dropped.

“I will always be grateful for the opportunities he (Lampard) gave me,” Tomori told the Telegraph. “Maybe because of our history he thought I would accept it, but from my perspective, with that history, it felt more personal and harder to understand.

“I don’t know what happened, it wasn’t really explained to me. I was suddenly out of the squad and I don’t really know why.

“I was trying to do extra and push myself more but, at that time, nothing seemed to work and nothing was explained to me.”

The 23-year-old’s association with Lampard precedes his Chelsea tenure as Tomori spent the 2018-19 season on loan at Derby under the Blues legend, playing almost every game.

“It was so frustrating,” Tomori said.

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“2020, football-wise, was very, very difficult, especially after the way 2019 had gone for me playing games. From being at 100 to literally going down to zero and then not knowing the reason why it had gone to zero, it was very challenging.”

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