Soccer / national team
Time for Callum Hudson Odoi to Show His Abilities at the International Stage
It has been an incredible journey for the young English man who has been one of the fans favorites ever since he came into the football scene. His abilities on the ball has been likened to other great footballers. A product of the Chelsea academy, he has really developed into becoming a player that the fans trust as a player who can change the game if he is not on the pitch. Prior to the beginning of the season, the Odoi was one of the few stand out performers during Chelsea’s pre-season actions. His consistent quality performances during the pre-season earned him even greater love from the Chelsea fans and football lovers across the world. This season has seen him flourish and mature even more as a player. With less game time, he has succeeded in making the most out of the little game time he has gotten from the manager who puts more trust on the older and more experienced players, assisting and scoring in most of his features and have even gone on to be considered the best Chelsea winger after Hazard. All thanks to the interest of Bayern Munich who showed serious interest in signing Odoi and was ready to meet the demands of Chelsea for the player. This persistent offer was a major factor to why Hudson Odoi has featured more than ever this season and has consistently keep delivering quality performances. Due to Chelsea’s involvement in the Europa League and their fight for top 4 finish in the premier league, he has become an almost regular face in the Europa League and is probably one of the best players in the competition. Talking about Hudson Odoi’s abilities, let’s quickly talk about some of his quality attributes and how he has been able to affect most of the games he has played in… Speed This is one of his biggest attributes, he is a really quick player who really knows how to put his speed to great use on the pitch. Dribbling Another key attribute of his, this is one of the reasons why he is so dangerous in 1v1 situations as he is well able to easily beat his marker. Assisting Due to his ability to assist goals, most strikers would really want to play with him on the pitch, due to his ability to create chances for the strikers to feed on. Crossing When it comes to crossing, he is probably one of Chelsea’s best crossers of the ball, if not the best. His fantastic crossing ability is so good and a dream of any top striker. Passing He may not be a great passer like the likes of pirlo, xavi etc, but he passes the ball so well that he is able to send the ball to the direction he wants with very little fails. Eye for goal He really has eyes for goals as seen in his stats this season. He has received very little game time by his standards, but has managed to score a good amount of goals in ratio to his game time. Time for Him to Show His Abilities at the International Stage This a dream call-up for him as he has deservedly reaped the reward of his quality performances for Chelsea, to play for his country and have a chance to showcase his qualities at the international stage. There are lots of expectations on him to see how he performs with the national team, which I feel he will deliver and prove why he was seriously wanted by Bayern. For me, I believe his qualities on the ball will be a very big positive for the England national team, most especially for Kane who will really feed off from his quality balls into the box. And that is a wrap… What do you think about Hudson Odoi's England team call-up? I would love to read your own opinions… Enjoy your day.