Even after immense speculations, Callum Hudson-Odoi remained an unused substitute for Chelsea who narrowly edged past Cardiff on Sunday.
Chelsea boss Sarri has been under massive Scrutiny for not letting the 18-year-old see more game time but Sky Pundit Jamie Carragher had a different point of view.
“My big problem with what Sarri said about Hudson-Odoi is that he’d only watched 20 minutes of the England game,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“This is a lad who is making his full international debut. Why aren’t you watching the full game? He may be watching a lot of his Chelsea team-mates but you don’t need to watch them. They’re 27, 28, 29, this is a young kid. Can he handle the spotlight of playing for England?”
Carragher went on further illustrating that Sarri’s current treatment of Odoi could see the Englishman force his way out of Stamford Bridge.
“This is a lad you’re trying to keep at the club. To then dismiss his international debut, possibly the biggest thing that’s ever happened to him at a young age, to just dismiss it, and say ‘the 20 minutes I did watch he didn’t play well,’ I can imagine the people above Sarri just shaking their head,” Carragher added.
“I would not be surprised if the people at the top were on the phone to his agent trying to calm the situation down. You can imagine how bad you feel. You don’t dismiss it. And if you didn’t watch it, be clever, use your brain, say you did watch it and add a bit of a gee-up.”