Stephen Warnock has said he would not want to play against Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi after seeing his performance against Nottingham Forest.
The Chelsea teenager scored the first goal as the Blues defeated Forest 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, with Frank Lampard’s men safely securing their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Hudson-Odoi also had a hand in the second goal scored by the Blues, with his shot being parried into the path of Ross Barkley to tap home.
And former Liverpool defender Warnock was full of praise for Hudson-Odoi’s contribution in the FA Cup third round tie.
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Speaking to fellow pundit Alex Scott on BBC programme Match of the Day, the former Liverpool full-back said: “We wouldn’t want to play against him, would we?
“He is one of those players, he can go inside, outside, you don’t know what you are going to get from him, which way he is going to go. Horrible to play against.”
Hudson-Odoi also received plenty of praise from his manager too, with Frank Lampard highlighting what impressed him about the teenager’s display.
“A good performance and pleased to see him high up the pitch, pleased to see him being aggressive in how he gets at people which is what he is there for. He gets his goal with a great strike,” he said.
“It’s been an interesting 12 months for him considering how young he is, when you take that into account. Last year everyone was talking about him for different reasons. He gets a terrible injury, he comes back very early and when he did come back there were issues getting him tip top.”