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Callum Hudson-Odoi called up to England senior squad for the first time

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Chelsea’s youth crown jewel, Callum Hudson-Odoi, has been added to England’s senior squad in a surprising turn of events despite the limited amount of playing time he has received under Maurizio Sarri.

“It’s been a crazy day but getting my first [senior] international call-up is an amazing feeling.”

“Today has been a very long day for me because I had to travel to Bristol first for the U21s and then getting told that I have to come over here to St. George’s Park, it’s been a crazy experience but I’m delighted to get the call and it’s a nice feeling to be here as well.”

”I thought the manager [Aidy Boothroyd] was joking. I was shocked and then when I heard that I actually had to go over, I couldn’t believe it. I was delighted. It’s a dream come true.”

“Now I’ve got to work hard, enjoy every moment and keep working to just hopefully make an impact when I get the opportunity.

”Everybody here is very humble and they’re very nice. They make sure you’re comfortable, no one has an ego here so hopefully I get to know more of the boys here.”

-Callum Hudson-Odoi; Source: Sky Sports

The young winger was initially called up for the U21s squad but then was added to the senior squad instead, which is due to injuries and subsequent pulling out of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Luke Shaw, John Stones and Fabian Delph from the Three Lions’ squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.

Well, it’s certainly not nice to see players get injured but this is a wonderful opportunity for the young Callum to make his mark on the international scene and here’s hoping that he grabs this opportunity with both hands, especially since he, along with Ross Barkley, will be Chelsea’s only representation in the England squad following the aforementioned withdrawal of Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Good luck to you, Callum!