Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri thinks youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi isn’t ready to play in the Premier League despite dazzling in the Europa League.
Hudson-Odoi, 18, starred for Chelsea as they beat 10-man PAOK 4-0 in the Europa League, scoring his first senior goal and providing an assist for Alvaro Morata.
But Sarri feels the teenage forward must improve before getting his chance in the Premier League.
“I don’t know if he is able for the Premier League at 18, especially in a big team,” he told a news conference.
“If he’s already ready now to make a difference in the team like Chelsea, he would be the best player in Europe in two years.”
“I think he played very well but the type of match was for his characteristics as they had 10 men after seven minutes. We only needed to play in the offensive phase, he’s very able to do this but I want to see him in a match when he has to play in a defensive phase.”
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