Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been speaking about the future of Callum Hudson-Odoi.
On Wednesday, the 18-year-old started in the Premier League for the first time following a long wait.
Sarri also discussed his plans for Hudson-Odoi in the Blues’ upcoming fixtures against West Ham United and Slavia Prague.
Sarri on Hudson-Odoi: “He can become one of the best players in Europe”
The former SSC Napoli boss believes the teenager is capable of becoming one of the best players in Europe.
He has issued a challenge to the Chelsea academy product to keep striving to get better.
“He’s a good boy, now he can risk to stop to improve because he can think he’s a player at 100 per cent.
“But it’s not true because it’s impossible to be at the top when you’re 18 so he needs to improve.
“He can and I want him to improve. He can become one of the best players in Europe.”
Will Hudson-Odoi start vs West Ham?
When asked whether Hudson-Odoi will retain his place in the starting line-up, Sarri replied:
Sarri on Hudson-Odoi playing vs West Ham: “I don’t know, I have to decide who is going to play against West Ham and Slavia.” #CFC
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) April 5, 2019
The Italian’s comments hint at rotation meaning the youngster could drop to the bench with Pedro or Willian taking his place.
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