Thomas Tuchel Opens Up On Callum Hudson-Odoi’s Lack Of Playing Time

Callum Hudson-Odoi is now hardly playing for Chelsea after an impressive start to life under Thomas Tuchel. However, the German gaffer has revealed he wants the youngster to give it his best every day.

Speaking to Goal, Thomas Tuchel said: “Everything that counts is what Callum Hudson-Odoi does here and how he lives up to his talent that he clearly he has. We were very happy with Callum since we arrived here and in the last weeks there were a few tough decisions against him.

“On the inside position where he played against Manchester City, this is maybe his best position. Callum needs to understand how to use his potential, he needs to understand how to push himself to the absolute limit and not to be happy with 80, 85, 90, 95 per cent, simply be not happy about it any single day.

“This is the thing he needs to learn and live up to. Once he does this, he will make his way and leave his footprint. It’s about putting things to an end. Big talent, big responsibility. This is what he’s trying, sometimes better, sometimes OK, sometimes very, very good and when we have a chance we let him play.”

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Meanwhile, Tuchel has predominantly used Callum Hudson-Odoi as a wing-back after arriving at Stamford Bridge in January 2021 but the Englishman has only made 4 appearances since the end of the last International break.

Moreover, it has been reported by The Athletic, a tier-one source, that the Blues are unhappy with the 20-year-old’s work rate and attitude in training amid lack of playing time under the new manager.

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