Former Chelsea and England ace Joe Cole has praised Callum Hudson-Odoi for his fearlessness on his full debut for the national side against Montenegro. The 18-year-old played a crucial role in England’s 5-1 win over Montenegro in their second match of the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the former Chelsea attacker lavished praise on the young gun. Cole said, “I actually trained with Callum when I was coming back from America.”
He added, “I was lucky enough to train with the Chelsea Under-18s, and I saw him first hand. He actually stood me up a couple of times! You can’t catch him. Even at an older age for a footballer you can sort your feet out and stop them going by you, but with that pace and power there’s nothing you can do. With his quality once he flips it on his right foot and goes outside you he has gone. You have to be a very, very good defender to combat it.”