Chelsea manager Frank Lampard wants Callum Hudson-Odoi to be patient in his career growth and to take Raheem Sterling as his role model.
The 18-year-old made his return in midweek against Grimsby in the Carabao Cup and was in action again as a second-half substitute on Saturday against Brighton and Albion.
Lampard, however, feels the youngster still has some way to go, even though his qualities are evident.
"I know Callum's talent and he's got huge talent, hence why the club was so keen to get him signed up and we're all delighted with that," said Lampard.
"But there is a lot of work to do. Raheem Sterling is an incredible example of a player with great talent whose work ethic added to that talent, and an improvement in a short period of time through absolute dedication to a complete player that we are all wowed by,"
"(That) is exactly the great model for Callum because he has those talents. And I want him to be the best, the absolute best because he has the potential to do that,"
"(That) is exactly the great model for Callum because he has those talents. And I want him to be the best, the absolute best, because he has the potential to do that,"
Hudson-Odoi has the opportunity to develop under Lampard's leadership, having signed a new long-term deal that will keep him at the club until at least 2023.
He has in the past attracted attention from Europe's top clubs, particularly Bayern Munich, who had four separate bids turned down in January.
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