Two former Premier League stars question Tuchel’s judgment after Hudson-Odoi incident

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There have been so many responses to Thomas Tuchel’s decision to sub off Callum Hudson-Odoi 30 minutes after bringing him on in the second-half against Southampton.

Speaking after the game, Tuchel admitted that Hudson-Odoi’s attitude was poor, and he also believed that the incident will be forgotten after some days.

However, Tuchel’s decision won’t be forgotten in a hurry, and not many believe that the Chelsea boss made the right call.

Former Liverpool and Arsenal players Danny Murphy and Martin Keown were critical of the decision, and Murphy even said that Hudson-Odoi did well after coming on.

Responding to the incident, Murphy told BBC’s Match of the Day: “Callum made a difference when he came on. He got them back in the game in some ways.

“He was running in behind and giving Southampton a different problem. They didn’t cope with him at times.

“I was flabbergasted to be honest with you when he brought him off and then publicly criticised him.

“That’s not the way to go for me. When you’re at a new club and you’re trying to inspire and influence players, you need to be careful when you choose your victims.

“He’s a young lad who’s done well for him recently. It’s not just the lad who needs to recover now, it’s his team-mates.”

Arsenal legend Martin Keown, also said: “The indignity… it’s a shame as a player. You’ve got to keep a lid on that. I think he [Tuchel] might regret what he did.”

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