Tuchel fires back at ex player who called Hudson-Odoi ‘arrogant’

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Former England international Trevor Sinclair has accused Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi of being arrogant after rejecting to play for England U21s.

Following the revelation by England boss Gareth Southgate that the Chelsea winger isn’t interested in playing for Lee Carsley’s U21 side, Trevor Sinclair blasted the young winger for his decision.

“The only one that’s bad is Hudson-Odoi. Rejecting to play for under 21s’, you get to meet players you see later on,” Sinclair said according to talkSPORT.

“Hudson-Odoi not wanting to play for England is poor. It’s quite arrogant!”

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has responded to Sinclair and told him to judge from inside and not outside.

“I can understand if people don’t understand it or if they don’t like it,” Tuchel said. “I don’t give too much about judgements outside.

“First of all, I don’t read them and I hear them when you mention them. I think Callum is very aware that if he takes a decision like this not everybody will be happy about this decision. But you should ask Callum and he will probably have good reasons why he is not joining or why he thinks personally it is better to stay and to be here in training and fight for his place.

“It is easy to judge from outside. You should hear both sides if you want this case to be solved. I am not involved and I am happy because I do not think it is necessary that I get involved. I’m not here to convince players to join where they don’t generally feel that they want to join.

“So we do the best out of this situation and if there are consequences I am sure Callum takes the consequences because he is a young adult and that’s it.”

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