Loftus-Cheek might be one in all Europe’s greatest



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15 Mar 2019, 02:57 IST
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Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri believes Ruben Loftus-Cheek has what it takes to develop into “among the best midfielders in Europe”.

An Olivier Giroud hat-trick and objectives from Marcos Alonso and Callum Hudson-Odoi secured a convincing 5-Zero win towards Dynamo Kiev on Thursday as Chelsea booked their place within the Europa League quarter-finals with an 8-Zero mixture victory.

Regardless of not getting on the scoresheet, Sarri was impressed with Loftus-Cheek’s contribution and thinks he has all of the attributes to be one of many easiest on the continent.

“He did very properly, he’s bettering within the final month,” he advised BT Sport.  

“He has been in a position to prepare after the issue with the again. He had a beautiful match and I am actually pleased he may play for 90 minutes.

“His potential as a participant may be very, very, excessive. Bodily, technically and tactically he’s bettering. He can develop into among the best midfielders not solely in England however in Europe.”

Giroud’s excellent hat-trick means he’s the Europa League’s high scorer this season with 9 objectives and Sarri was delighted together with his show.

“Just lately, each time he has been on the pitch, he has performed actually very properly,” he later advised a media convention.

“He is scored 9 objectives on this competitors. As you already know very properly, Olivier is an important participant. I am actually very pleased for him.”

Sarri’s former membership Napoli additionally progressed to the final eight on Thursday after a 4-Three mixture win over Salzburg, however the Italian says he would solely like to fulfill the Partenopei for the ultimate in Baku on Might 29.

“I want to face them within the last,” he added.

“To start with, as a result of it means we’re within the last and I’m proud of that. And second, it signifies that Napoli are within the last, and I’m pleased.

“You already know very properly my relationship with town, with the individuals. So, for me, it is going to be very troublesome to play towards them in Naples.”

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