HUDSON-ODOI’S REACTION TO HIS FIRST ENGLAND SENIOR CALL-UP

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Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has revealed he thought he was being pranked by England U21 boss Aidy Boothroyd when he was told of his first England senior squad call-up.

Just hours after meeting up with England U21s, Hudson-Odoi was told he has been drafted into the England senior team.

“It’s been a crazy day but getting my first (senior) international call-up is an amazing feeling,” Hudson-Odoi said.

“Today has been a very long day for me because I had to travel to Bristol first for the U21s and then getting told that I have to come over here to St. George’s Park, it’s been a crazy experience but I’m delighted to get the call and it’s a nice feeling to be here as well.

“I thought the manager (Aidy Boothroyd) was joking! I was shocked and then when I heard that I actually had to go over, I couldn’t believe it. I was delighted.

“It’s a dream come true. Now I’ve got to work hard, enjoy every moment and keep working to just hopefully make an impact when I get the opportunity.

“Everybody here is very humble and they’re very nice. They make sure you’re comfortable, no one has an ego here so hopefully I get to know more of the boys here.”

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