SARRI CAUTIONS AGAINST PUTTING TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has cautioned against putting too much pressure on Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Chelsea fans have called for the winger to be given more playing time but Sarri insists it’s better to put less pressure on the winger and introduce him gradually to give him time to improve and mature as a player.

Hudson-Odoi pushed for a transfer to Bayern Munich in January after getting frustrated over his lack of chances at the club but Sarri insists the 18-year-old is always on his mind in every match.

Asked if Hudson-Odoi would feature against Dynamo Kiev on Thursday, Sarri said: “Callum is always in my mind in every match.

“I don’t know if he will be on the pitch or not tomorrow.

“I think also that you have to put less pressure on the young English players. Because they need to improve.

“I have never seen a player of 18 at the top, so Callum, like all the other young players in England, needs to improve in this moment.

“That’s very important for him at this moment. Then he will be able to be at the top when he is 22 or 23 without pressure at the moment. I think you put too much pressure on the young English players.”

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