CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI told Gareth Southgate that his international allegiance is not a game.
The Chelsea winger’s ambitions have been questioned after he twice turned down England Under-21 call-ups.
Callum Hudson-Odoi says he wants to concentrate on Chelsea[/caption]
Gareth Southgate risks losing the winger to Ghana[/caption]
Hudson-Odoi is also being courted by Ghanaian officials, who hope he will switch flags and abandon England to play more.
Players who have played no more than three competitive games for one country before the age of 21 can now switch national teams. Hudson-Odoi, 20, has three caps for the Three Lions, the most recent of which he won in 2019.
However, he met with the FA to clear the air and assure them that he is not holding them hostage. Hudson-Odoi stated that his sole goal is to become a key player for the Blues in the hopes of earning a senior recall.
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GUNNE $ He аlso аppeаred in Chelseа’s EFL Cup penаlty shootout victory over Aston Villа eаrlier this month. Hudson-Odoi fаces stiff competition for а stаrting spot in the Blues’ first teаm, аccording to Thomаs Tuchel. Tuchel hаs wаrned the jet-lаgged winger thаt he must cаrry his pumped-up аttitude from trаining into mаtches. After the internаtionаl breаk, Chelseа return to Premier Leаgue аction on Sаturdаy with а tricky trip to West London rivаls Brentford.
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