Childhood friends Fikayo Tomori and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have both managed to score a goal in yesterday's match against Cagliari. It will certainly be a night that they will not forget: two childhood friends who grew up together at the same academy and club in England have reunited at the San Siro and as fate would have it, they contributed with three valuable points.
On this happy occasion, this is a throwback to the time the two Englishmen got together while in USA to talk about their times together in England and showcase their bond to the Rossoneri fans.
Here are some of their words in an interesting video made in collaboration with BMW:
On how Tomori and Loftus-Cheek met:
Tomori: “How you and I met, it was different because everyone’s in different age groups. Someone would pick us up in different places. I would get on at Dartfort and you would get on at the next one”
Loftus-Cheek: “I was always the last one…”
Tomori: “You would go straight into your practice at the gym. Back then it was like, you just come on a bus, you have people who might be in your age group and other who might not. Because we were training in different age groups, we would ask each other “how old are you?” – we were just kids, so it was easy to make new friends. You would just start talking rubbish, we were just being dumb on the back of the bus and talk about the game, the school, the training…”
Loftus-Cheek: “That’s how the drive went quick!”
On Loftus-Cheek telling Tomori he was joining AC Milan
Loftus-Cheek: “When I told you that I was coming to Milan you thought I was joking…”
Tomori: “Yes, but it was just the way you said it. So blunt. I was like, “uh? Shut up Ruben!”. You replied “no, I’m really coming” and I was “Swear” and you “I swear, I’m coming” and I said “ok, cool, cool, cool”, but I didn’t really believe you. I remember when it started coming up on the internet and people started asking me I was like “I’m not even gonna lie, he said he was coming but I don’t believe him”, but then all my friends started telling me you where coming and I was like “I don’t know if I can take him seriously or not.”
On learning Italian
Loftus-Cheek: “Do you know I’m getting better at Italian? Let’s try a conversation: Ciao Fik, come stai? (Hi Fik, how are you?)”
Tomori: “Io sto bene, e tu come stai? (I’m good, and you?)”
Loftus-Cheek: “Bene (good). That’s what I know because I have done no lessons since I’ve been in LA [last summer]”
Tomori: “I give you until Christmas, and then I’m going to stop translating for you."
Tomori: "From Dartford, the Essex bus, the youth team, then Chelsea first team and now AC Milan, that’ crazy.
Loftus-Cheek: “You’re speaking a different language, I’m learning a different language, this is crazy.”