‘I feel I’m better and more confident on the ball’ – Chelsea star says he is fully recovered from long-term injury

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It always seems like there had been something holding Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi for some time now, since he broke into the Chelsea team as a buzzing 17-year-old winger.

Hudson-Odoi was in stunning form in the 2018-19 season under Maurizio Sarri and was Chelsea’s best player.

He was a regular for the Three Lions in 2019 but hasn’t featured since his Achilles injury.

In the past few games, the 20-year-old has looked sharper and seems to be getting back to his best form.

Hudson-Odoi has now revealed that he finally feels better after recovering from the injury and is also confident.

Hudson-Odoi said: “The injury was a key factor for me. It took me a while to fully recover from it.

“But I keep saying it, right now I am feeling better in myself, more confident and more comfortable on the ball. I feel I am back to where I was before the injury.”

Hudson-Odoi had a good game in the 7-0 win over Norwich, and he has now explained the message he received from the manager as he played in his favoured left wing role.

“It was just to keep putting in the intensity, keep working hard and going forward and being direct – to be myself,” he revealed.

“And try and create as many opportunities as possible, try and score. Be decisive in the box. It was good the sort of instructions that he gave to me, playing in that position – to be free, to do what you do, and try and make things happen. It was very influential for me. It was good.”

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