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Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu is currently on loan at German side RB Leipzig, and so far, his loan spell isn’t going as planned.
The highly-rated teenager is well rated by the club and also his country, but he isn’t getting playing opportunities at his loan club.
The 19-year-old has barely played 48 minutes of Bundesliga football which could stunt his growth, but Rabbi Matondo, Ethan’s Wales teammate believes it’s only a matter of time for Ethan to break into the first team.
“When I first came I wasn’t playing a lot, I was coming off the bench most of the time. I know when he gets his opportunity he’ll take it because he’s that kind of lad,” said the former Man City U-23 player, who moved to Schalke-04 in search of game time.
“It’s just a matter of time, he just has to be patient and keep working hard in training. When he gets the opportunity at Wales camps, he can show Leipzig what he’s capable of.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea have plans to terminate Ampadu’s loan spell in January if his situation hasn’t changed.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard and Wales boss Ryan Giggs are reportedly concerned about Ampadu’s lack of game time at RB Leipzig.
Giggs said: “It is a concern because Ethan is at the age now where he has to play.
“The last few camps he’s looked so much better in training.
“He is such a talent it’s hard to ignore. But it’s very difficult for him to play 90 minutes and back-to-back games because he’s not had the minutes.”