Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has told his club to allow Callum Hudson-Odoi play his natural game without pressure.

The 18-year oldwas on the radar of Bayern Munich who wanted to prize him away from the Chelsea in the January transfer window. Bayern Munich had bids of up to £35m rejected by Chelsea.

The winger had grown frustrated after failing to secure regular first team action under boss Maurizio Sarri.

Rudiger thinks Chelsea need to cut the starlet some slack and let him play his natural game without extra pressure.

“That's what he can become, yes,” he told Kicker when asked if the youngster can be an integral part of Chelsea’s plans.

“But he is 18 years old. And one should let him be 18.

“And do not pretend that he is 27 and already experienced everything.”

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