Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to improve his goals and assists tally after breaking into the Chelsea first team.
“I definitely think I can improve,” the youngster said after England’s win over Austria. “I am not a perfect player. No one is a perfect player, I think that every day when I go onto a pitch, I want to try my best, work hard and keep improving.
“I say to myself, keep going, keep working hard and hopefully more opportunities will come. I am delighted to get the goals. It is goals that I always try to get as well as assists – any contributions to the team.
“I am happy with the finishes and I will hopefully build on it and get many more. I have scored many solo runs, maybe not exactly like that, but I am delighted to get a goal like that. Hopefully, many more like that will come and I will get opportunities to score. I will hopefully go back to Saturday with Chelsea and get another three points.”
Hudson-Odoi grabbed his first and only goal for Chelsea this season against Grimsby Town in September. He insists “everything is back to normal” after a lengthy period on the sidelines with an Achilles injury.
“As the games go on I will get fitter, get more opportunities to dribble at players and I already feel better now,” said the teenager. “I wouldn’t say it is my pre-season, I think it is back to normal. I think when I was training, it was like my pre-season getting back to fitness.
“Now, I am back in the mix, training and playing. Now everything is back to normal so I need to keep working hard and hopefully get fitter.”