Callum Hudson-Odoi can become one of Europe’s top stars, says Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri believes Callum Hudson-Odoi can become one of Europe’s best players.
Hudson-Odoi played the full 90 minutes and set up Olivier Giroud for the opening goal.
Sarri, whose side moved level on points with fourth-placed Arsenal, told Sky Sports: “Callum started for the first time in the Premier League but he has played 20 matches or so for us.
“I was sure about him. He played very well, and an assist for the first goal. He defended very well, and for us this is very important. This is very helpful for us.
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“He’s a good boy. Of course, now, he can risk stopping to improve because he can risk thinking that he is a player at 100 per cent, but that’s not true. It’s impossible to be at the top when you are 18.
“He needs to improve, he can improve, and I want him to improve. He can become one of the best players in Europe.
“Callum is ready to play in every match, even the most difficult matches. He has improved a lot over the season.
“I am really happy for him. Not only in attack, but in defence. For this team, the future could be good with Callum.”
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Last month, Hudson-Odoi started a first game for England before making his full Premier League debut.
And Sarri was criticised by Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher for admitting he only watched 20 minutes of his player’s full debut against Montenegro.
Chelsea have reportedly told Hudson-Odoi, who wanted to move to Bayern Munich in January, that he will not be sold this summer.
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