Tuchel reveals why he took off Hudson-Odoi after 30 minutes

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Callum Hudson-Odoi has been a key player for Chelsea under new boss Thomas Tuchel, but his career took a different twist in the 1-1 draw against Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Takumi Minamino scored the first goal of the game in the first half, to put the Saints in front, but a Mason Mount penalty goal in the second half restored parity.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel tried to mount pressure on the home side as he introduced Hudson-Odoi at half-time, but was again subbed off for Hakim Ziyech to enter.

Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admitted that he was unhappy with the attitude of Hudson-Odoi, which is why he was eventually subbed off.

“With Hudson, I was not happy with the energy and the attitude and the counter-pressing so we decided to take him off again because we demand a lot,” Tuchel told BT Sport.

“We demand 100 per cent and I had the feeling that he is not right in this shape where he can help us.

“So the decision for today, it’s a hard decision for the players to come on and off but tomorrow it will be forgotten and he has all possibilities to start the game against Atletico.”

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