Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri praised starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi, after the 18-year-old bagged his first senior goal in the 4-0 Europa League win over PAOK on Thursday night. However, the Italian manager played down chances of more first team game time for the 18-year-old.
Chelsea stormed to a 4-0 victory against PAOK at Stamford Bridge, as an early red card proved pivotal for the away side.
Following the seventh minute dismissal for Ukrainian defender Yevhen Khacheridi, the Blues went on to record an easy victory, with goals courtesy of Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud (2) as well as Hudson-Odoi.
Following a limp Premier League defeat to rivals Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, Chelsea started more positively against PAOK and Maurizio Sarri was pleased with his side's mentality.
He said, as reported by Chelsea's official website.: "First of all we approached the match very well, so I am very happy with this. In the last three matches we had big problems with our impact in the match.
A dream come true, buzzing to get my first goal and assist for the team I’ve been playing for from the age of 8 years old, hopefully many more opportunities to come ❤️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/dqPoW9WLOz— Callum Hudson-Odoi (@Calteck10) November 29, 2018
Hudson-Odoi, while highly rated at Stamford Bridge and beyond, has seen little game time under Sarri since his summer appointment, with some reports suggesting he could move away from the club in search of a first team breakthrough. Both Arsenal and Bayern Munich have been linked with the starlet, whose contract expires in 2020.
Source : 90min