Chelsea's Ethan Ampadu believes Sheffield United experience will make him a better player ahead of Wales' Euro campaign

Ethan Ampadu admits he will try and learn from his experience on loan at Sheffield United to become a better player, despite the Blades’ relegation from the Premier League.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 11:25 am

The Chelsea man is preparing for this summer’s European Championships after 29 games in all competitions for the Blades, before his season was curtailed early because of a pelvic issue.

Still only 20, the season in South Yorkshire was by far Ampadu’s most prolific in terms of games played.

"The season was disappointing because football is a results-based industry,” he said.

Sign up to our Sheffield United newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Double Sheffield United promotion winner hoping to replicate Blades success after signing for new club

“We didn't get great results and we were relegated. But I got so much experience, ups and downs, and you try to learn from the positives of the downs.

“The more games you play makes you a better player.

"I've not been thinking of what can happen next year, because if you can perform to a new level [at Euro 2020] that might change things.

Ethan Ampadu of Sheffield United tussles with Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal: Andrew Yates / Sportimage

"Whoever gets the chance at the Euros it's a big summer, but it's not a distraction for me. It's just concentrating on the now for Wales and doing as best I can."

Ampadu has won 22 caps since making his Wales debut in 2017, and insists he will be fit for the Euros opener against Switzerland on June 12.

"Hopefully this is the start of what could be a good summer," said Ampadu, who has been used as a centre-back or central midfielder by Wales.

"As the season's gone on I've learned a lot about myself playing in different positions.

"I'm still young and still evolving and I'm sure discussions to nail down my position will happen soon.”