Joe Cole sees ‘a young William Gallas’ when he watches Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori, and has tipped him to proceed his spectacular development within the sport.
Tomori has nailed down an everyday place within the Chelsea first crew this season after a formidable marketing campaign on mortgage at Derby final yr below Frank Lampard.
With tempo, energy and a outstanding studying of the sport for a 21-year-old, Cole predicts a protracted and shiny future with the Blues for the centre-back.
‘He reminds me a lot of the young [William] Gallas,’ Cole stated on BT Sport. ‘For me his development has been absolutely perfect. He’s had his complete youth at Chelsea within the academy, then he’s gone on mortgage to Derby.
‘The first six months is under Frank, then Ashley Cole’s are available in to play subsequent to him, and Ashley used to talk to him each sport, you couldn’t consider a greater method to educate him to change into a prime centre-half.
‘You look at young centre-halves and you look at what they’re going to be like two or three years down the road and he will get even higher.’
Former Chelsea participant and supervisor Glen Hoddle agrees with Cole over the potential of Tomori, and expects him to achieve the highest of the game.
‘The kid has got great pace, youthful tanacity, doesn’t quit,’ stated the previous England supervisor. ‘That’s what you get from young gamers, the vitality.
‘Imagine getting that from David Luiz, no disrespect, he’s at a special stage of his profession, he wouldn’t be capable to do it.
‘In two or three years time I think he’s going to be a prime, prime defender.’
Tomori might select to play for Nigeria or Canada at worldwide degree, however has dedicated his future to England, regardless of not being handed a senior cap as but.
England supervisor Gareth Southgate has excessive hopes for the defender, although, and he is prone to have a giant future with the Three Lions.
‘He had an excellent loan spell at Derby last year so it’s nonetheless early phases for him when it comes to his involvement within the Premier League,’ stated Southgate. ‘But he’s enjoying properly and he’s received attributes that we predict can convert very well into worldwide soccer.’