Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri recently warned Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi not to expect regular playing time this season.
“I don’t know if they will play this season in the Premier League,” Sarri said of Hudson-Odoi and team-mate Ethan Ampadu. “But I know that these names will be very famous in the next years.”
The 17-year-old has now responded by insisting he hopes to impress Sarri with any chance he is given.
“The fact the manager is giving me the opportunity to play is really boosting my confidence so I just want to keep getting on the ball, pressing and working hard,” Hudson-Odoi said.
“The more games I play, hopefully the more I will be able to impress him as well. Getting the opportunities is obviously a good thing so I just need to keep going.
“I’ve definitely liked working under Maurizio. The way he plays suits the way I play because I like to get on the ball a lot, go forward and keep attacking, I either stay in the pockets or stay wide.
“With the way the team are playing, being on the left wing is very good because you get to drive at the defenders one against one or cut inside and combine.
“You just play with a free mind and play how you can play, but also off the ball we press to try and win the ball high up the pitch, so we defend from the halfway line and obviously attack from there. I like playing under him.”