Maurizio Sarri has praised Chelsea youngsters after the 2-2 draw against the Hungarian side
Ampadu scored an own goal but the Italian has claimed that it wasn’t the 18-year-old’s fault
“The own goal is not the fault of Ampadu,” Sarri told Sky Sports after the game. We were zonal marking. When an opponent touches a ball in advance with the first of a zone it is really very big problem. It is not the fault of Ampadu.
“I think he played a very good match, especially in a team like this. We need to consider if you play Ampadu only in the usual team it is easier for him. Today we changed ten players, so it is not easy with the young players to play with a new team in one of these matches.
“I am really very happy with Ampadu and Callum Hudson-Odoi. Of course, they need to improve in every way, tactically and technically, but they are in the right way.”
“They are a good team in an offensive phase,” Sarri added when asked if any of Vidi players could play in the Premier League. “In the defensive phase they are solid but only if they defend very low, otherwise they have some problems. As I said in the press conference before the first match, I like the number ten, but he wasn’t on the pitch until the last ten minutes.”
Chelsea started two players born in 2000 or after for the FIRST time in the club’s history tonight against Vidi in the Europa League…
Calum Hudson Odoi and Ethan Ampadu. pic.twitter.com/FlB8myiANo
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