Thomas Tuchel insists Hudson-Odoi needs to fight for his place in Chelsea

Callum Hudson-Odoi needs to work hard and wait for his chance in the first team.

The 20-year old Chelsea academy graduate is currently a bench-warmer at Stamford Bridge and way behind the pecking order under Thomas Tuchel.

He is struggling for game time at Chelsea and even Bayern Munich once persuaded the Englishman to move to Allianz Arena.

Thomas Tuchel has finally expressed Hudson-Odoi’s situation at Chelsea.

“To be absolutely fair, I have to say that sometimes we use him as a right side wing-back which is not his very best position but we do it because, in the Super Cup match [against Villareal], he had a good pre-season and all the training in his legs so he had the capacity to play the 120 minutes,” Tuchel said as quoted by FootballLondon.

“He waits for a chance in the half left position but he fights against Mason [Mount], Kai [Havertz], Hakim [Ziyech], Christian Pulisic, a lot of guys with a lot of quality.

“It is very hard for him. I agree but we don’t have to feel sorry for him. Once the door is open we demand he goes in between and makes his mark. This can happen at any time. He needs to be ready, this is what we demand from him.”


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