Thomas Tuchel explains why he's hard on Callum Hudson-Odoi

Callum Hudson-Odoi enjoyed his first goal of the season against Norwich City.

The Chelsea academy graduate has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner in the last two summers.

Tuchel has hardly played Hudson-Odoi in any of the games and mostly uses him as a sporadic player.

Thomas Tuchel explains why he’s so hard on the 20-year old winger.

‘He needs that,’ Tuchel admitted. ‘These guys who are so full of quality hear sometimes a bit too often how good they are, but you need to prove it, to show it, and for the offensive guys it is easy – just read statistics and deliver assists and goals.

‘This is what he does and what he needs to show. This is the highest level in England, this is the highest level in Europe so we are hopefully not unfair but we are tough on him, because it’s not enough with this talent just to be a part of the group.

‘We are also very aware we are maybe a bit unfair and play him too often as a right wing-back where he cannot show his full potential. We are aware of that so it’s always a mix and at the moment, we think that we find a way to push him to the limits and this can change from week to week.’


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