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Green reveals how Sarri downplayed Hudson-Odoi’s future

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The former English Premier League goalkeeper revealed how the Chelsea dressing room was amazed that ex-manager Maurizio Sarri didn’t give time to Callum Hudson-Odoi.

English goalkeeper Robert Green retired from football last summer after lifting the UEFA Europa League without playing a single game for Chelsea.

And during his year with the Blues, he was amazed that ex-boss Maurizio Sarri chose not to give more game time to youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi.

“We were in the dressing room last season and the players were saying ‘how is he not playing?’,” he was quoted by Football 365.

“He was going out in training and tearing some of the best defenders in the world apart.”

“He was consistently the best in training,” he added.

“It was to the point where some of the best players in the world were standing there applauding what he was doing.”

The goalkeeper commented: “He has got such a brilliant mind and he is so confident.”

“When he goes out there he will try things and he will try it on the biggest stage.”

“He will do something and you will ask him: ‘When have you done that? Why did you do that?’” he asked.

“He would say ‘because I’ve never done it before and I thought I’d try it’.”

“You knew from the way he spoke and the way he is around the lads, the way he holds himself and obviously his ability, he is going to be at Chelsea for as long as he wants to be and then, maybe, on to greater things,” he commented.