|Desc||Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu boasts the potential and versatility to become the next Rio Ferdinand|
|Org||Wales National Team|
|Club as Player||RB Leipzig [Loan]|
2018 09 19 Retrieve
[Wales international Ethan Ampadu has penned a five-year contract extension with Chelse] I’m really proud and happy. I’m looking forward to the next five years and all I have got to do now is continue to work hard, and hopefully good things will happen
[he opted to stay and fight for a chance in Maurizio Sarri’s team instead, having been given his first taste of Premier League action last December] You could say there’s been frustration on one hand, but at the same time I’m getting experience training with the players. I’m just trying to improve to get into the team. This season’s plans are this season’s plans and at the moment I’ve just to keep improving to try and get in the team. I want to show the manager what I can do
2020 02 20 Retrieve
[Ethan Ampadu planning Chelsea future but is enjoying RB Leipzig learning curve] I am always watching Chelsea and seeing what is going on. It is good to see the young players are shining at the moment. They are in the top four so fingers crossed they can hold on to that. I would like to go back, I aim to, but right now I am focused on Leipzig and finishing the season. I have not played as much as I would have liked to, but I am definitely learning in training and working hard. When this situation came of starting [against Spurs] I knew it was a good opportunity to show what I can do and I’d like to think I’ve done that. I just tried to play my game. I try to be composed and just try to play
2020 04 22 Retrieve
[Ethan Ampadu has admitted that his loan at RB Leipzig has not gone as well as he would have hoped] There’s been a lot of frustration at times; however, I’ve learned a lot through those frustrations which will only help me later in my career. I’ve not played as many games as I’d have liked to but in the games I’ve played in, I think I’ve done reasonably well. That’ll give me confidence, but I’ve things to learn from. If I’m honest, it’s not been as good as I hoped, not all that I wanted it to be. But I hope technically I’ve improved and, tactically, I’ve now played under another manager. So I’ve learned another style of football and how another manager thinks football should be played.
Starting at Tottenham? Yeah, that came out of the blue a little bit. It was my first start in a little while, obviously. I knew I had to concentrate 100 per cent, I was up against high-class players - Lucas Moura with his pace and movement, Dele Alli also. [Harry] Kane and Son [Heung-min] are a miss to any team, but they still [have] class players. [I] felt positive, felt I’d done well. It was tiring, the lungs and legs needed to get used to it.