Chris Coleman lauds Antonio Conte’s response to Ethan Ampadu call-up

28 September 2017 09:56
• Wales manager says ex-Italy player Conte understands international football• Jürgen Klopp had previously criticised selection of Liverpool’s Ben WoodburnChris Coleman has welcomed Antonio Conte’s positive comments about Ethan Ampadu’s international call-up and believes that the Chelsea manager’s stance, which contrasts sharply with the way in which Jürgen Klopp responded to the news that Ben Woodburn had first been named in the Wales squad, owes much to the fact the Italian understands what it means to play for his country.Ampadu, 17, who made his debut for Chelsea last week , has been named alongside Woodburn in the 23-man Wales squad that take on Georgia and the Republic of Ireland in the final matches of their World Cup qualifying campaign at the start of next month. After Ampadu’s previous Wales call-up and prior to the teenager making his first appearance for Chelsea, Conte denied that senior international recognition at such a young age had heaped pressure on the player. Related: Chris Coleman urges Ben Woodburn to follow Gareth Bale’s path to the top Related: Fifa set to reverse controversial poppy ban for home-nations teams Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian