Arsenal legend Ian Wright has backed Callum Hudson-Odoi to reclaim his place in the England squad, questioning why the winger would want to play for the Under-21 side.
Hudson-Odoi snubbed a call-up to the England U21 team, a decision which surprised England boss Gareth Southgate who believed the winger was missing a big opportunity by turning down the call-up.
Wright however believes Hudson-Odoi will be back in the England senior squad soon if he continues his recent Chelsea form.
“That is the kind of player you want to see, you want to see players of that calibre getting towards the full international squad instead of playing in Under-21s,” Wright told ITV, referring to Conor Gallagher who has starred on loan for Crystal Palace this season.
“I would say the same of Callum Hudson-Odoi.
“He’s broken into the Chelsea side as tough as it is, he’s had a career threatening injury, why would you want to play in the Under-21s?
“That doesn’t get you into the first team. Playing well for you club like Conor is and like Callum is doing, that is what gets you in there.
“And it is good to see people like Conor get in there. Hopefully he can continue.”