Chelsea teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi has said that he is eager to make more appearances for the national team. The 18-year old winger made his first appearance for England in last night’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Czech Republic.
Hudson-Odoi came on as a substitute in the 70th minute, replacing Raheem Sterling who completed his maiden international hat-trick just two minutes before. The winger had a scoring opportunity but Czech goalie Jiri Pavlenka saved his shot.
England eventually won the match 5-0 with a goal from Harry Kane and an own goal from Tomas Kalas.
Following the match, the Hudson-Odoi said, “I’m definitely delighted. I want to thank everybody for helping me get here, and to get the opportunity to play today is a massive feeling in front of the home crowd as well. Hopefully there’s many more to come.
I couldn’t believe it (when I was told to get ready). I didn’t think it was real. I was looking around the crowd and everybody looked happy – I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t know what to do, but I was delighted, and hopefully there’ll be many more to come.”
After starting their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign in remarkable fashion, England travel to Podgorica to play their next qualifier against Montenegro. This will be England’s first meeting against Montenegro since a World Cup qualifier at Wembley in 2013. Montenegro began their qualifying campaign with a 1-1 draw against Bulgaria at Sofia earlier yesterday.