Callum Hudson-Odoi has put up a cryptic Instagram post ahead of today’s trip to Cardiff.
The picture shows Sarri training the squad and having a special word with the youngster. Hudson-Odoi has come under the recent spotlight for not playing much and today could be a day when that changes. Sarri had said yesterday this in the media about him.
“I don’t know. I know very well the situation,” Sarri told reporters on Friday. “Last season Callum was only 17 and he played three or four matches. This season he is very young, at the moment he has played, I don’t remember, 19 or 20 matches.
“The evolution is the right one. Probably he will play 30 or 35 matches in the right season. With Callum we are on the right path. We have to play eight matches in 28 days, so he will start in two or three matches.
“For every competition there is no difference, so I am really very confident with him.
“He has started a lot of matches, not in Premier League, but by chance, it is not a problem for him to start a Premier League match, he is ready.
“But I can only play with two wingers, we have Hazard, Pedro, Willian. Probably in the near future he will start in 75 or 80% of matches.”
It would now seem that the future is nearer than expected for the youngster.