Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea’s manager has acknowledged that Callum Hudson Odoi would have left the club if he had not agreed terms with Borussia Dortmund during the transfer window. However, he did admit it would have been a good move for Callum Hudson Odoi. The Blues manager however stated that the England international was too valuable to be let go.
After Saturday’s performance against Aston Villa, Chelsea boss Tuchel admitted that Hudson-Odoi was unable to leave the transfer window.
Borussia Dortmund loaned the forward heavily. The youngster had already agreed to personal terms for the season.
Tuchel, however, blocked the move by citing the fact that Tuchel needed Tuchel in his team ahead of an extremely long campaign.
Hudson-Odoi, despite not being in the Premier League’s first three matches, started as a right wingback. Reece James was suspended.
The 20-year old was an excellent addition to the team. He forced Villa to return and fulfilled his defensive duties, despite not preferring that position.
Hudson-Odoi also showed versatility when he switched to his preferred role on the left side, before being greeted with rapturous applause by the Stamford Bridge crowd.
After a disappointing move to Dortmund Tuchel admitted that he held private discussions with Tuchel. The player wanted to do this to complete his football season.
After expressing the importance of the player to the Blues, the boss said that it was impossible for him to sanction a transfer.
We have already spoken. He said that it was an easy decision to take on the final day of the transfer period.
We cannot allow a player in the 18/19 squad to leave. He can play in both the right and left wingback positions.
He knows his group well. It was impossible to accept the offer on the final day.
It was a great opportunity for him, but it wasn’t possible for us or our goals. For me, it was an easy decision.”
Publié Sun, 12 Sept 2021 at 05:42.50 +0000