‘Tuchel won’t praise him but we are constantly watching him’ – Southgate says about Chelsea player

Callum Hudson-Odoi has been one of Chelsea’s best players in recent weeks, and the 20-year-old has shown the manager just how good he can become if given a run of games.

Having started the season playing as third choice right wing-back and also far behind in the attacking areas, Hudson-Odoi has now become an increasingly important part of the Chelsea squad.

With Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku out injured, Hudson-Odoi has gotten a place the team and he has done very well.

The 20-year-old has had three England caps but hasn’t gotten a call-up to the senior team since 2019, and Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has urged him to keep improving.

However, England boss Gareth Southgate believes Hudson-Odoi is developing well and doesn’t think Tuchel would praise him anytime soon, but revealed that the England crew are watching him already.

Southgate said: “He has had a good couple of matches for Chelsea, I know Thomas is guarded about how much he goes with praise on that. It’s good to see him back playing and playing more regularly at first-team level. He knows we are constantly watching him.

“He’s young enough and talented enough to make a serious challenge as we move forward.”

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