Chelsea teenager Hudson Odoi netted his first goal for the London club on Thursday night in the Europa league as Chelsea trashed Greek club Paok at the Bridge. However, despite his strings of performance in the game, he failed to catch the eye of Chelsea trainer Maurizio Sarri, with the former Napoli coach responding after the game that he needs to improve to secure Premier League oppurtuinity.
“I don’t know if he is able for the Premier League at 18, especially in a big team,” he told a news conference.
“If he’s already ready now to make a difference in the team like Chelsea, he would be the best player in Europe in two years.”
Chelsea ended two game winless streak with a victory over the Greek club, who were down to 10 men barely 7 minutes into the game as Yevhen Khacheridi was shown his marching orders.
Olivier Giroud bagged a brace while Alvaro Morata was also on the scoresheet for confidence to wrap up a 4-0 victory.
Despite their immense performance, Sarri reveals that the game never altered his plans for the London derby between Chelsea and neighbor Fulham on Sunday.
“In the last match, the problem was the team, not one or two players,” he said.
“So I think that if there were two different players, it would have been the same. The big problem was the team.”