Hudson-Odoi Handed England Chance

Hudson-Odoi Handed England Chance

Callum Hudson-Odoi has been called up to the senior England squad for the first time, after another injury withdrawal for the Three Lions.

Despite being yet to start a Premier League game, the 18-year-old has received a call from Gareth Southgate to join the squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.

Hudson-Odoi gets his international chance after Manchester United defender Luke Shaw withdraw due to injury, joining Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Fabian Delph and John Stones as injury absentees.

 

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The Chelsea youngster, the subject of failed transfer bids from Bayern Munich in January, had originally been named in the England Under-21 squad and was shocked to get the join the senior squad.

The teenager said: “It’s been a crazy experience but I’m delighted to get the call and it’s a nice feeling to be here as well. It’s a dream come true.

Now I’ve got to work hard, enjoy every moment and keep working to just hopefully make an impact when I get the opportunity.”

 

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