?Former Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale has revealed that the reason Ethan Ampadu was rejected by England was because he took “too few touches”.
Ampadu, who recently opted to play for Wales after making his competitive debut in a UEFA Nations League win against the Republic of Ireland, was given his first senior start
‘#ENG rejected Ampadu because he took too few touches’
Paul Tisdale managed Ethan Ampadu at Exeter.
He explains the reasons he was told for the teenager not being chosen by #ENG. pic.twitter.com/mIzXWMFu4y
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“I phoned England, very relevant people, to say you have to get hold of this chap,” said Tisdale, speaking about Ampadu.
“I haven’t seen a 14-year-old as good as Ethan, but I was told he takes too few touches.
As quoted by BBC Sport, he said: “He’s so determined as a chap, he chose Chelsea and it was no surprise that before he turned 17 he had made his first appearance there.