Derby County defender Fikayo Tomori put in a man of the match performance for England’s Under-21s side on Thursday night – and many of the club’s supporters raved about his display on Twitter.
The 21-year-old is currently on a season-long loan spell with the Rams from Chelsea and has been an ever-present in Frank Lampard’s XI.
He is a no-nonsense centre-back that has looked fairly dependable in the Championship, with the odd mistake that is likely to come from a rising star.
Tomori was involved in a 1-1 draw for the Young Lions against Poland’s Under-21s team.
Everton centre-forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin had put Aidy Boothroyd’s side in front, but Sebastian Szymanski scored a stunning free-kick to equalise.
Tomori was excellent for England defensively and his rapid pace got his side out of trouble on a number of occasions.
The all-action centre-back put in a couple of brilliant tackles and was a beast in the air, which are all signs for parent club Chelsea that he’s improving rapidly this campaign with Derby.
He is becoming an important part of England’s Under-21s side in the heart of defence and will hope to be involved in the European Championships in the summer.
Here are some of the Derby fans hailing their defender for his international performance:
Tomori MOTM for the U21’s!!
— Simon Penney (@simon_penney) March 21, 2019
Tomori looks class at this level. Big future for him. We’re lucky to have him, and he’s lucky to have us. He’s improved beyond recognition this season! 🐏👍
— 🐑🖤Julie King 🖤🐑 (@juliek1712) March 21, 2019
Tomori is having a blinder for the U21’s tonight 🔥 🐏 #dcfcfans
— Stephen Olley (@OlleyStephen) March 21, 2019
Tomori is quality
— CalDCFC (@Callum_DCFC11) March 21, 2019
Fikayo Tomori, absolute baller
— Daniel Tomlinson (@dannyt2901) March 21, 2019
Tomori is a class act mate
— Frank Lampard’s dcfc ram (@SpaghettiMalone) March 21, 2019
No surprise. Should be in the senior squad.
— MJR (@MJRose_) March 21, 2019
Hes too good for the rams
— Derek Meikle (@DezZzA1) March 21, 2019