Chelsea academy graduate Fikayo Tomori was dropped out of England matchday squad to face Germany along with Trent Alexander Arnold and Jack Gerlish.
Fikayo Tomori was included in Gareth Southgate’s initial squad for their Nations League clash with Italy and Germany. But did not play against either Germany or Italy.
Gareth Southgate opted for Harry Maguire, John Stones, and Eric Dier for their match against Germany.
However, Fikayo Tomori has admitted that he needs to work hard if he wants to make the starting lineup for the Three Lions in Qatar.
What did Fikayo Tomori say?
Speaking at a press conference ahead of AC Milan Champions League encounter with Chelsea, when asked about Gareth Southgate’s decision not to pick for the Germany game, he said: “I know now that I’m not quite there.
“I’ve still got some stuff to do to get myself in the frame to be there for the World Cup, so hopefully I can do that.
“There are a lot of games between now and then for me to try and get in that squad or hopefully be in a position where I can get some minutes on the pitch as well.”
Tomori also added that Gareth Southgate spoke to him about what he has to do to win his way back to the England National Team.
The Engaland International revealed: “If I can improve on those things it will give me a better chance.
“I just have to carry on going. Whether winning Serie A counts towards it I don’t know but I just try to give my best on the pitch in every situation.
“Coming off the back of winning Serie A, I was on a high and got into the squad for the Nations League [in the summer].
“I played against Italy. That was a good time for me. But coming into this season, I don’t think I have started it as I would have wanted to. The team has been playing well, and I have been playing, but slowly I am getting back to the levels I know.
“With regard to England, it is always an honor to be called up. When I am there I try to give my best and, if I don’t play, I have got to keep on trying to stay in the manager’s mind, whether that is in England training or in Milan on the pitch.”
The Chelsea academy graduate will be hoping to catch the eye of Gareth Southgate when AC Milan Plays against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.