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Tuchel admits he had no idea Hudson-Odoi had never played wing-back before » Chelsea News

“I didn’t know he hadn’t played wing-back before.

“Maybe it was a good thing I didn’t ask because maybe I would have doubted my decision!

“We just had one training session before the Wolves game. We were flying in on the same day and wondering what structure to implement to give the team a good feeling, and to have a solid block defensively but also to attack freely.

“To play with four you have to be very disciplined, and the automatisms between the line of four have to be very synchronised.

“So we opted for a back five and we didn’t want to get too defensive. We thought about trying Reece and Callum on the right side in training. Callum fitted very good and we wanted to have at least four offensive guys on the pitch from the start.

“We just let him drive and he did very good, showing all his qualities he has: the high speed, the quick recoveries, dribbles, good one-on-one.

“He took his chance. There was no need to change for the second game and he did another good match.

“Maybe in some defensive duels in the air there is space to improve, but this is absolutely normal. I am very happy he was happy to be on the pitch. He has given his best and that’s what we have asked for.’

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