17th March 2017
Jürgen Klopp admits he is pleased for Ben Woodburn after the youngster’s first ever call-up to the Wales senior squad, but stressed the forward still has a long way to go in his development.
On Thursday, the 17-year-old was named as part of Chris Coleman’s 23-man squad for the fixture with the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Friday March 24.
Klopp told his pre-Manchester City press conference: “Obviously Ben is happy about it, so I’m happy about it. That’s the first thing.
“Do I think it should have been now? I would say probably not, but is it a problem? No. It’s OK, it’s only because of the stories now around and we cannot stop this.
“Ben is a wonderful kid and he can deal with it, 100 per cent. He understands this all and he knows really what he has still to learn and all that stuff.
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