Chelsea boss Frank Lampard praised Callum Hudson-Odoi for taking the lead in the match against Nottingham Forest, where the Blues won with a score of 2-0 and where pushed into the next round.
Hudson-Odoi finally put an end to this goalless matches by putting in a ball in the net in the 6th minute itself against Forest on Sunday – and the Chelsea boss is rather pleased with his performance.
“It’s a good performance, I was pleased to see him high up the pitch and aggressive in how he wants to get at people,” Lampard said.
“He came back very early from a terrible injury, and there were still issues for some time with him getting absolutely tip-top from that.
Lampard talked about how long it takes for a player to bounce back after an injury.
“It depends on the player and the injury.”
“With Callum, when you’re a player of speed and sharpness, that’s one of your main weapons, with an injury that severe that is slightly held back at first.
“He’s done a lot of strength work on that. So now he’s getting close to where he needs to be in terms of his speed and acceleration.”