“Remembering his age, the fact he hasn’t played regular first-team football, and the seriousness of his injury, I think you do need to take that into account.”
Last Updated: 03/01/20 10:32pm
Chelsea assistant manager Jody Morris insists Callum Hudson-Odoi is working hard to improve his game, despite his recent struggle to find form.
Hudson-Odoi has only started three Premier League games this season, and has fallen behind Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount and Willian in the pecking order for forward positions.
The 19-year-old winger signed a new five-year contract in September after speculation he would move to Bayern Munich, and Morris says he is trying his utmost to put in greater performances.
Hudson-Odoi has started only three of his 13 Premier League appearances this season
Morris said: “He knows he can do better. He’s been told he can do better, but at the same time, there are moments where you get things he was doing for instance in the Southampton game, he was doing some really good stuff off the ball which we’ve been asking from him.
“There were things that we were asking him to do that he was trying to do in the first half, which was pleasing for the manager.
Hudson-Odoi has three senior England caps
“Being away for a year, obviously a lot can happen, especially at a young age. We all saw what happened with his contract, but now that’s done and dusted, it is a little bit like ‘ok let’s knuckle down and get down…