Cesar Azpilicueta believes Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi can be an important player for Chelsea this season because he has shown great character and quality during pre-season for Chelsea.
Hudson-Odoi was Chelsea’s best player in Chelsea’s 1-1 pre-season draw with Arsenal.
The youngster created problems for the Arsenal defence as he dribbled past Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin time and time again and was applauded by both sets of supporters when substituted.
“Callum is very talented. He has shown great character, great quality and is playing very well. His performances during pre-season have been very good and now it’s up to him to keep up that level,” Azpilicueta said.
“If he keeps doing that he will be very important for the team. It is all about consistency. He is coming from an academy level. He played with us a few times last season and he is improving. That is really important.
“But he has still room to improve. He is just 17 and he can go far. Every time he went one on one against Bellerin, he was creating problems but his defensive work is also helping the team.”