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‘Tell This To Sarri’ – Fans On Social Media Back Hoddle’s Comments on Chelsea Starlet’s Lack Of Game Time

Former Chelsea and England manager Glenn Hoddle wants Callum Hudson-Odoi to be given more game time in order to prove himself at senior level.

The 18-year-old scored after coming off the bench against Dynamo Kiev on Thursday but Hoddle was disappointed he didn’t start the game:

“He looks the part. I am very disappointed and I expected him to be playing today [against Dynamo Kiev]. You know what Pedro can do, you know what Willian can do, he has got to be given a chance.

“We don’t know where he can go, we don’t know how good he is, he hasn’t been tested against the top teams. I haven’t seen him tear Man City apart or go in Europe and tear people apart.”

“He has got immense talent, he looks the part but he needs the time to play.”

Fans on Twitter are in agreement with Hoddle and want Blues boss Maurizio Sarri to take heed of the TV pundit’s advice:

After the match, Sarri called for both the fans and the press to stop putting pressure on Hudson-Odoi. The Italian feels the teenager isn’t ready to become a first-team regular quite yet:

“I think to have pressure when you are 18 is very dangerous for the player. You can lose the target. When you are 18, the target is to improve, mentally, tactically and physically.”

There is some truth in those words but considering Hudson-Odoi has four goals and three assists in just 766 minutes of first-team football this season, many believe he should be starting more.

The old phrase “if you’re good enough, you’re old enough” springs to mind. Whether Sarri begins to give the teenager more starts in the coming weeks, we shall see.

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