Sarri explains why he does not believe in young players

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 02/01/2019

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has explained the main reason he does not believes in the young players, according to report.

The Italian manager insists that his main role at the club is to win games for the club and not to develop youth players.

Under Sarri the likes of Andres Christensen, Ethan Ampadu, Hudson Odoi and Ruben Loftus Cheek has seen just limited game time.

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"I think [that he could play more] but it’s not easy. It’s not easy at this level to take the young players from the academy and he’s ready to play, not only here, everywhere in Europe. Sometimes there is one, two young players in Barcelona, from the academy, sometimes one, two Real Madrid, zero in Juventus, zero in Paris Saint-Germain.

"It’s not easy, and I think that we are lucky because we have Ampadu, we have Christensen, we have Odoi, so we are lucky. For players in the academy, we are really very lucky, or the academy is very good.

"In Europe, there are few players, [18-year-old] players, with eight matches at this level. Odoi I think in this season played six, seven official matches in Europe, so I think that he has to be lucky. He is not lucky. He is good."