Callum Hudson Odoi Prioritises Playing Time at Bayer Leverkusen Over Worrying About Chelsea Future

Callum Hudson Odoi Prioritises Playing Time at Bayer Leverkusen Over Worrying About Chelsea Future

  • Callum Hudson-Odoi is looking to improve his fitness levels and get more play time at Bayer Leverkusen
  • New Chelsea boss Graham Potter is rumoured to be considering recalling Hudson-Odoi from his loan spell
  • Bayer Leverkusen will face off against Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, and Hudson-Odoi is likely to play

Callum Hudson-Odoi is focused on his time in the Bundesliga and not thinking about possibly returning to England.

The 21-year-old English winger is currently on loan at Bayer 04 Leverkusen from English giants Chelsea.

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Callum Hudson Odoi is focused on playing more and improving his fitness at Bayer Leverkusen despite reports that he could be returning to Chelsea in January. Image: Joris Verwijst
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Media reports suggest that new Chelsea boss Graham Potter could recall the youngster in January, but Hudson-Odoi is not focused on that now, SB Nation reported.

“At the end of the day it’s not up to me. I can only do what I can now for Leverkusen and push myself to the max here and give everything I can,” he said.

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He added that he was focused on playing as much football as he can now after a career affected by injuries.

“Coming out here, my aim was to get as many games as possible and build on the fitness that I haven’t really had in the past couple of seasons. I’ve been playing a lot here and I’m really enjoying it,” he added.

The youngster does appear to be enjoying his time in Germany so far. As noted by TransferMarkt, Hudson-Odoi has played five games for the side thus far and started four of them.

While he hasn’t scored a goal for his new team yet, he has notched up an assist. He's likely to feature against defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich when the two sides meet in the league.

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Callum Hudson Odoi opens ups on the bizarre injury that kept him out for long periods of time last season

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has come out to explain his injury last season. Hudson-Odoi was absent for Chelsea, with head coach Thomas Tuchel giving no definitive date for his return.

He initially suffered from an Achilles injury, but it developed into something else. His last appearance of the season came in the FA Cup tie against Luton.

The England international has explained that he could not kick the ball past 10 yards after the injury, Sports Brief earlier reported.

Source: Sports Brief News