Callum Hudson-Odoi can join Europe’s elite, believes Maurizio Sarri.
Asked if he expects Hudson-Odoi to be at Chelsea next term, Sarri said: “I think so, I think so. I’m not able to say if he’s going to sign a new contract or not, but I think he will stay here with us in any case. Probably, in the near future, he will start in 75 to 80 per cent of matches. He is doing very well, but he needs to improve more because the potential is really very high. And so I don’t want him to stop improving. He can become, I think, one of the most important players in Europe.”
“We have to play eight matches in 28 days, and so I am sure that Callum will start in two or three matches,” said Sarri. “Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup, for me, it’s the same; for me, there’s no difference. I’m really very confident in him. He has started a lot of matches, not in the Premier League, but that’s by chance. It’s not a problem for me to put him in the starting XI in a Premier League match. He’s ready. But of course I can play with only two wingers. In the squad we have (Eden) Hazard, Willian, Pedro, so it’s not really very easy to start in every match here.”