Sarri is confident that Hudson-Odoi can reach Chelsea’s level in a couple of months
Callum Hudson-Odoi has been the subject of repeated bidding from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich but Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is confident that the youngster can reach the level that he wants within “one or two months”.
The 18-year-old has been on the fringes of Chelsea’s first-team since last season but he is yet to start a game in the Premier League, with his heroics in the 4-0 win over PAOK in the group stages of the Europa League being the highlight of his season so far.
Perplexed by his future at Stamford Bridge, Hudson-Odoi has refused to put pen to paper on a new deal but Sarri claims that more playing time might be on the horizon for the prodigy.
When asked about the lack of depth in the squad following Fabregas’s departure to Monaco, Sarri said, “The bench is not very short. It has been left short in only one position at the moment because I think that Hudson-Odoi is improving.”
“Hudson-Odoi in one or two months will be at the same level as the other players.”
“I hope the same [as Hudson-Odoi] for Ampadu. Of course, for playing as a central midfielder in our team is not easy,” said Sarri.
“We need to try and try and try in training with him. I think that he is able to do it.
“The player who plays in that position usually touches the ball about 120-130 times and so I think that we need a specialist there.”
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