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Carragher Fumes At "Dismissive" Sarri Comments Over Hudson-Odoi

Carragher Fumes At "Dismissive" Sarri Comments Over Hudson-Odoi
Aaron Strain
By Aaron Strain
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You'd have to wonder what goes into Maurizio Sarri's roll-ups sometimes.

The Chelsea manager's comments in wake of Callum Hudson-Odoi's international debut were being mulled over in the Sky Sports studio prior to the Blues Premier League clash with Cardiff and it's fair to say Jamie Carragher wasn't very impressed.

The former England defender labelled the under-fire Italian 'stupid' after he admitted that he only took in some of the teenager's bow for the Three Lions in Montenegro on Monday night.


Bizarrely, Sarri laid the boot even further into the young protegé, claiming that what he saw wasn't very impressive.

Harsh enough Maurizio. Carra certainly thought so.

My big problem with what Sarri said about Hudson-Odoi is - and it really wound me up because I put myself in that lad's position - when he said "I only watched 20 minutes of the game and the 20 minutes I did watch he didn't even play that well".

This is a lad who is making his international debut! Why are you not watching the full game, number one? Now you could argue he's watching a lot of his Chelsea teammates, flicking through different channels whatever. You don't need to watch them! These are all 27, 28, 29. This is a young kid. Can he handle the spotlight of playing for England? This is a lad I'm trying to keep at my club!

To then just dismiss this lads international debut - which will possibly be the biggest thing that will ever happen to him as a footballer at a young age - just to dismiss it and say the 20 minutes I did watch he didn't even play well?

I mean I could imagine the people above Sarri, shaking their head and thinking "Why are you saying such a stupid thing in the press conference?"

Graeme Souness agreed with his colleague, saying that a "manager has to play the game" in encouraging youngsters, while Ireland's own Robbie Keane questioned why the 18-year-old was named on the bench for today's game with Eden Hazard being rested.


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