Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has lavished praises on on-loan Chelsea star Ethan Ampadu for his performance in midfield against Liverpool in the Premier League last week.
Ampadu who played in midfield for the first time for Sheffield United produced an incredible performance that pleased his current manager.
“I thought Ethan’s performance (against Liverpool) was outstanding,” Wilder said during his press conference this afternoon, as cited by Metro.
“I know the manager at Chelsea sees him as a sitting midfield player. He obviously played at right centre-half at Leipzig and in the middle of a back three as well in his time there, so they saw him in that position.
“But I thought both of them (Berge and Ampadu) were outstanding last Saturday night [in midfield]. But mobility really is key. They’ve got to be able to handle the football, they’ve got to be able to tactically put themselves in good positions – which they both did for a young age.”
Ethan Ampadu played in midfield for Sheffield vs Liverpool ⬇️
89.1% Passing Accuracy
30 Forward Passes
1 Key Pass
2/2 Dribbles Completed
2/4 Long Balls Completed
6/7 Ground Duels Won
3/3 Aerial Duels Won
1 blocked shot
— ChelseaFCBlogs (@ChelseaFCBlogs_) October 25, 2020
Sander Berge who played alongside Ampadu in midfield also praised the youngster.
“Ethan is a very impressive player,” he said.
“Wherever you put him he will put in a good performance. He reads the game well. It was nice to have him beside me, he covers a lot of ground.”
Wilder is likely to continue with the duo in midfield when Sheffield United host Manchester City tomorrow afternoon.