FIKAYO TOMORI is hoping to do the business on and off the pitch while with England.
The Chelsea centre-back, handed his first senior call-up, has been putting everything into the first few training sessions under Gareth Southgate.
But during the evenings, Tomori, 21, will be spending time swotting up as part of his studies for a business management degree.
He said: “Football won’t go on for ever. When I retire or, God forbid, I get an injury, then I have something I’m working towards that can stand me in good stead for the future.
“I spend about eight to ten hours a week reading, all the time trying to learn new things.
“I’m reading leadership in business — that’s the current topic.
“I haven’t got the books here with me, but I can do it online so I can see whatever I need there.
“It’s been the first few days, so I’ve tried not to look at that too much and focus on the football.
“It’s not just the books, I like to spend time with the boys and have a bit of fun. But before I’m going to bed or whatever, I’ll have a look over.”
Tomori, who has impressed at the back for Chelsea in just five Premier League starts, is loving the experience at St George’s Park.
He added: “It has been good. We are very focused on the games coming up and we are geared to getting the team ready for the first game on Friday.
“Everyone has been welcoming and talking to me off the pitch.
“Over the last year, everything has happened so fast. I have been working hard and listening to people. This is a dream.
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