Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says it is “dangerous” to put too much pressure on teenage winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The 18-year-old scored his third Europa League goal of the season 12 minutes after being introduced as a substitute against Dynamo Kiev, in the first leg of the last-16 tie.
Ten of Hudson-Odoi’s 16 appearances have come from the bench this term.
“I am convinced he is a great player. “But in my opinion, a player at 18 he cannot be at the top,” Sarri said.
“He will only arrive at the top at 22 or 23 years old, like very other player. I think to have pressure when you are 18 is very dangerous for the player. You can lose the target.
“When you are 18, the target is to improve, mentally, tactically and physically.”