Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has said he is happy he stayed at Chelsea despite interest from other clubs in the summer. The Cobham graduate was frustrated with limited opportunities at the start of the season that nearly pushed him out at Stamford Bridge but a decision to stay has seen him add another important piece of silverware to his already astonishing collection over the weekend.
Hudson-Odoi started as Chelsea beat Brazilian opposition, Palmeiras to win the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi and acknowledged the importance of that decision to stay put in the summer.
He said, “If I went out in the summer I wouldn’t get opportunities to play like this and enjoy the games and win trophies. So I’m really delighted that I stayed and obviously I got the opportunity to play.”
Odoi nearly joined Borrusia Dortmund on loan in the last few days of the summer transfer window but had the move blocked by Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel who at the start used the winger sparingly in the Chelsea squad. But the Ghana target has now adapted well to his manager’s plans and is enjoying quality game time under the German tactician.