Callum Hudson-Odoi claims his Euro 2020 dream is alive again after its postponement until next year.
The Chelsea winger, who insists his recent bout of Covid-19 “has cleared now” was running out of time to be fit for this summer’s finals.
But now that the tournament has been postponed until the summer of 2021, he already has his sights set on becoming an England regular in time to star in it.
The 19-year-old was targeting a comeback from his hamstring injury later this month before his positive test for the virus.
But he now has more time to force his way firmly into Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate’s plans.
Hudson-Odoi said: “For me it is an opportunity to show again and keep pushing myself to the max to hopefully have an opportunity to go to the Euros.
Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus
“The Euros is a massive thing and I have big belief in myself and hopefully I will be able to get into the team.
“I just want to make sure that I keep pushing myself every game and every minute and making sure that I keep trying to score goals and make assists and keep trying to help the team as much as possible to get what we want, which is a trophy at the end of the day.”
Hudson-Odoi, who has three caps for his country, suffered a setback to his recovery from injury shortly before becoming the first Premier League player to test positive for the virus.
He has not played since Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at Leicester on February 1 after an injury-plagued few months.
Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi nearly left the Blues last season
But Hudson-Odoi claims he is ready to go again after doing gym work at home and running around a local park.
He said: “I can’t wait to be back playing on that pitch again. I am fully fit, I am feeling great, I am feeling perfect.
“I have no injuries so right now I can’t wait to be back on the pitch and showing again what I am capable of.
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