Callum Hudson-Odoi has revealed it solely took one dialog with Frank Lampard to persuade him to signal a brand new Chelsea deal and insists he’s happy with his resolution to snub Bayern Munich.

The 19-year-outdated was closely linked with a transfer to the Bundesliga giants in the summertime earlier than agreeing a brand new 5-12 months contract at Stamford Bridge.

The winger broke into the Blues facet underneath Maurizio Sarri final season and did sufficient to earn his England senior debut solely to have the marketing campaign curtailed by a severe Achilles harm.

He missed the Europa League remaining and the Nations League finals in consequence however has impressed since returning to health, incomes a Three Lions recall for the forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers towards Montenegro and Kosovo.

Issues might have been completely different if the membership had not appointed Lampard as Sarris successor as the previous Chelsea midfielder needed to do little to persuade Hudson-Odoi to remain put.

Requested what number of conversations he had with Lampard earlier than agreeing to signal, he replied: One.

I cant say precisely what he mentioned however he simply mentioned he believes in me, he needs me to work onerous and if I imagine in myself then he believes in me and issues will go effectively for me at this membership.

Callum Hudson-Odoi

And he needs me to play for him. They have been encouraging indicators for me that you simply need to hear from a supervisor, that he believes in you and he has religion in you, which you could grow to be a great participant and obtain so much of stuff on the membership.

I used to be excited. It was thrilling occasions {that a} new supervisor was coming in and in addition you recognize that he will play at the very least some of the youth boys as effectively.

So its good to know that you will play with some of the gamers from earlier than.

I mentioned from the beginning that I made the suitable resolution to remain at Chelsea. Ive been there all my life. Ive beloved the membership from day one.

Lampard has overseen a sea change in method at Chelsea as, hamstrung with a FIFA switch ban, he has turned to the youth staff and academy merchandise.

The early outcomes have been spectacular with Hudson-Odoi becoming a member of Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham as younger Blues gamers included in Gareth Southgates England squad.

Im pleased to be across the boys, added Hudson-Odoi.

Clearly the academy boys who’ve come by way of are enjoying hundreds of video games. Its only a good bond. Nice to be round one another.

Im actually pleased that I stayed. I simply need to maintain working onerous for the staff and obtain one thing with the membership.

Weve all received an ideal bond coming from the academy and having that good spirit. I feel all of us like being round one another.

Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Typically we will stick with one another, all of us chill with one another, play video games with one another however with England youve received to have a bond with all people.

I prefer to get round and converse to all people. I additionally go to different age teams, the Underneath-21s, the Underneath-19s typically converse to the boys there as effectively. See how theyre doing.

With Lampard bringing by way of a number of younger gamers he might be forgiven for treating them with child gloves.

However an inventory of membership fines emerged on Twitter on Monday and, though not confirmed by the membership, Hudson-Odoi mentioned Lampard can be strict when needed.

To be honest, we have now a pair of fines the place its fairly strict and we have now to stay by it, he mentioned.

However even when there werent fines, we’d nonetheless be on level. All of us are very on time with all the pieces that we do.

Have been very constructive about all the pieces we do. If there’s a wonderful, we will pay it.

For the fines, we dont actually look into it as a result of we’re at all times on time for what we achieve this its okay. Its there however have been all good about it.

He’s onerous on me however its in a great way as a result of he needs me to enhance and maintain getting higher.

When the supervisor is telling me stuff, I at all times need to hear and enhance my sport as a result of Im not there but. I do know I can at all times get higher and maintain getting higher.

Supplied by Press Affiliation Sports activities


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