Ex Chelsea youngster Scott Sinclair, now 27, has impressed since moving to Celtic Glasgow last summer and Blues legend Michael Ballack reminds when the pair were together in the Stamford Bridge outfit:
“Scott was there too. It goes too quick sometimes with young players, putting them into the level in which they shouldn’t be at that stage,” the ex German international said, as reported by Scottish Sun, when reflecting on Sinclair’s time with Chelsea.
Ballack is convinced the English player can still break into international football as a top player:
“Of course, if you are talented and young then everyone thinks you can be the new…whoever, putting that pressure on them, you don’t help young players.
“He’s still very talented, he’s quick, he’s skillful. The onus is now on him to make another step. It’s not just about being a good player. I don’t want to use the term ‘world class’. But, ‘international class’ – that should be the target for him because the talent is there.”