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Fikayo Tomori can only get to the top at this level, as the young central defender isn’t getting carried with how much he has achieved thus far.
Speaking to the media after being called up to the England national team for the first time, the 21-year-old has revealed that he does a lot of studies when he isn’t playing games.
Tomori is three years into a business management degree at the Open University which he hopes to complete next year.
“Football is not going to go on forever,” said Tomori as reported by the Evening Standard.
“When I retire — or God forbid I get an injury — then I have something I’m working towards and that can stand me in good stead for the future. I’m reading leadership in business, that’s the current topic.
“I spend maybe about eight to 10 hours a week, something like that. I’m reading all the time, trying to learn new things. I haven’t got the books [with me] but I can do it online, so I can see whatever I need to see on there.
“I’ve had a little look at my books. Obviously, it’s the first few days [of the England camp], so I’ve tried not to look at that too much and be focused on the football. But when I do have free time, I can look at them.”