HUDSON-ODOI REVEALS WHAT HE WANTS TO DO AT CHELSEA

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Callum Hudson-Odoi was the most talked-about player in the Chelsea dressing room, as the teenager was highly sought after by German champions Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich had offered about £35m for the 18-year-old with Chelsea rejecting up to three different bids for the academy product.

Hudson-Odoi continues to be linked with a big-money move to Bayern Munich and he admits that he intends to reach the very top of the game, and he has revealed that his immediate target is looking up to Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro who are all ahead of him in the Chelsea team.

Hudson-Odoi told The Independent: “Everyone in the dressing room was very humble and genuine [when I came in].

“There was nobody who was bigger than anybody else, no egos. They brought me into the system and made me feel welcome and to not be scared or nervous, just myself.

“I look up to everyone, but I especially look forward to training with Hazard, Willian and Pedro, especially because that’s where I play.

“I just keep working hard to try to emulate what they do and, hopefully, I can be where they are one day.”

Hudson-Odoi’s contract winds up at the end of next season, and the 18-year-old has admitted that playing for Chelsea has been a dream come true for him but refused to say whether he will sign a new contract at the club.

Hudson-Odoi opted speaking against his Chelsea future and rather focused on how he has enjoyed his Chelsea career so far.

He said: “I’ve been there throughout my whole life. Putting on the shirt for the first time, being a home-grown player, at such a young age, making my debut was an amazing feeling.

“Just seeing my shirt in the dressing room, it made me feel like a part of the club. It was a dream come true.

“[Once I was on the pitch] I just wanted to get on the ball as much as possible and show what I’m capable of. I think now I’ve done that, I’m just delighted and pleased for myself.

“[When I scored my first goal for the club, against Vidi in the Europa League] I just couldn’t believe it to be fair.

“As soon as I saw the crowd screaming and jumping I didn’t think it was a goal. I thought that I’d done something wrong and then when everyone started coming round me I realised… I’d actually done it… I’d actually scored my first goal for my club. It was a proud moment for me and my family.”

Hudson-Odoi handed the club a transfer request in January and was keen on an exit to Bayern, but the club didn’t want him to leave.

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