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Oct 9, 2019, 5:56:00 PM

Ryan Giggs reveals Ethan Ampadu concerns

Wales manager Ryan Giggs is concerned about the development of Chelsea’s teenage midfielder Ethan Ampadu.

Ampadu joined RB Leipzig in the summer and caused a stir in the Bundesliga, with many keen to see what the 19-year-old was capable of with first-team football under his belt.

Ampadu though is still waiting to make his first league start which has stunted his development, much to the alarm of his international manager Giggs.

Giggs said before Wales take on Slovakia on Thursday: “It is a concern because Ethan is at the age now where he has to play.

“He's had a few problems there injury-wise, nothing serious but little aches and pains. The last few camps he's looked so much better in training.

“He is such a talent it's hard to ignore. But it's very difficult for him to play 90 minutes and back-to-back games, because he's not had the minutes,” he added.

Words: Jake Evans

Images: PA