The Chelsea Academy product has been exceptional for Thomas Tuchel led team since the beginning of the season, and he has been able to guide his team to the top spot of the English Premier League table.
Despite the fact that the youngster has been outstanding for the London-based club, he was not invited to the Three Lions team, but he was called up to the nation’s under 21 team and he refused to honour the call.Callum Hudson-Odoi was born in England to Ghanaian parents and he is still eligible to represent the Black stars of Ghana despite playing for the England youth teams.
The youngster was expecting a call-up to the three Lions, but he was not invited and he decided to turn down the under 21 call-up, and that has started generating reactions from a lot of people.
Here are the three things England national team head coach Gareth Southgate said about Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi after turning down England call-up;
You have missed an opportunity
Gareth Southgate said the youngster has missed an opportunity to prove to the world that he has what it takes to represent the Three Lions.
He is young and talented
The coach also revealed that the Chelsea winger is very young and he’s also talented, and he’s been able to prove that in Thomas Tuchel’s team, but he still needs to prove himself in the under 21 team before being given a consideration in the national team.
We are constantly watching him
Gareth Southgate concluded by saying he and his crew are closely monitoring his development, and he will only get a chance to represent the Three Lions of England if he continues to prove himself at Chelsea FC.