- Callum Hudson-Odoi admits he’s relieved that coach Thomas Tuchel blocked him from leaving the club last summer
- The Ghanaian-born English forward was on the verge of leaving Stamford Bridge and ply his trade in Germany with Dortmund
- Hudson-Odoi featured for Chelsea in their 2-1 triumph over Palmeiras on Saturday in the Club World Cup final
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has revealed he is more than happy to remain at Stamford Bridge after winning the Club World Cup.
Hudson-Odoi started the final against Palmeiras in Dubai on Saturday and even assisted Romelu Lukaku’s opener during their 2-1 triumph over the South American champions.
The versatile winger was close to switching to German side Dortmund, either on loan or permanently last year, after he failed to hold a place in Thomas Tuchel's setup.
But the German gaffer refused to let him go and kept the player at Stamford Bridge.
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And, following Chelsea's win in the final, Hudson-Odoi has expressed his delight to stay with the Blues.
‘Big trophies like this are games you want to be involved in with a club like this,’ said Hudson-Odoi.
‘Big games, big trophies, you want to win as much as possible with a club like this. Our aim is always to win games and win as many as possible.
‘When we get the opportunity we keep pushing.
‘If I went out in the summer I wouldn’t get opportunities to play like this and enjoy the games and win trophies. So I’m really delighted that I stayed and obviously I got the opportunity to play.’
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Source: Sports Brief News