Ethan Ampadu impressed for Wales against Finland but Rayan Giggs is concerned by the youngster’s lack of first-team minutes.
Wales secured an impressive 1-0 win over Finland. They are top of the UEFA Nations League – League B Group 4.
Young Chelsea defender, Ethan Ampadu was the highlight of the fixture, giving a good account of himself for the national team. His selection and performance suggest he needs regular playing time to develop into a top professional.
Ryan Giggs has had a discussion with the youngster about his future. The Wales and Manchester United legend hailed Thiago Silva’s addition at the Stamford Bridge and believes he will help Ampadu develop into a top player.
However, he stressed that apart from mentorship, the Exeter native needs regular playing action to reach is true potential.
“Thiago is a quality center-half and you can only learn from someone like that,” Daily Mail quoted Giggs.
“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 Tottenham in the Champions League he was outstanding.
“Nothing fazes him, he’s a quality player, and he just needs to keep fit now.”
Giggs has a contrasting outlook for captain Gareth Bale. The golf-loving footballer is frozen out of first-team by Zinedine Zidane but there are no qualms about his selection.