[player 12542] has returned to [team 18] after his spell at [team 277]. The teenager was one of the best young players in the World a couple of years ago. However, since then, he has never really improved further. It has to be said that injuries have been a major reason behind his decline. Still, only 19 years old, Ampadu has got significant time to become the player everyone expects him to be.
A loan move to the [league 82] was a step taken for his growth. He was expected to get higher game time at RB Leipzig. However, another season disturbed by injuries and a lack of good performances, Ampadu ended up making just three appearances last season.
At the national level, his manager, [coach 584], believes it is time for him to decide his Chelsea future. [player 95792]’s arrival will make it even harder to get some game time next season. Ampadu is a crucial figure in the defense for [team 18721] under Ryan Giggs. However, at the club level, it is getting worse for the kid.
What did Ryan Giggs say about the player?
Giggs said, “Thiago is a quality center-half, and you can only learn from someone like that.”
“I want all the players to be playing regularly, but that sometimes isn’t the case.”
“It’s that balance over whether they’re at a top club and surrounded by top players and improving every day, but ultimately you need minutes on the pitch.”
“That’s a decision for Ethan. I’ve talked to him a lot about that.”
“I think last year was maybe a little bit different as he had injuries. You could see from the game he played against [team 6] in the [league 2] he was outstanding.”
“Nothing fazes him, he’s a quality player, and he just needs to keep fit now.”
What should Ethan do?
Ethan Ampadu is an excellent center-half who can also play in the defensive midfield position. The youngster has got an eye for passing with a good range as well. He is a tall, strong, and ball-playing center-half. The youngster is very much how a modern-day defender should be.
Game time at the club is something he is struggling for a very long time. A loan move to a standard side didn’t work last season. However, that doesn’t mean he won’t have more chances given his age. Another loan move is a sensible option after the arrival of Thiago Silva to Chelsea.
His qualities are there to be seen and under a good coach, and in the right environment, Ampadu can be an excellent player. It’s just a matter of time before he grows into the player everyone thinks he can be.