Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has revealed that his Ghanaian roots have helped him grow as a player at the West-London club.
Eligible for both England and Ghana, Hudson-Odoi has represented England at every age group from under-16 to senior level.
However, he has not forgotten his roots. Callum Hudson-Odoi is the son of former Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder Bismark Odoi. He was born and raised in Wandsworth, Greater London.
In an interview with Sky Sports, the 20-year-old spoke about the support he gets from his family in Ghana and how he got to find out about a bus which had a picture of his face on it.
“My family back at home, they watch all the games,” Hudson-Odoi said.
“They highlight certain things that I can improve on and get better at. I always speak to the coach and to the manager, but I’ve had a lot of family helping me too.”
“I don’t know if I’m big time [in Ghana]. I have received some things, they did name some things after me. I saw a bus – it had a picture of my face on it!”
“I’m always remaining humble. I’m glad they did that for me but the hard work carries on. Hopefully more stuff will be named after me over there one day. It’s nice to hear there are people over there supporting [me].
“Hopefully there will be a few more Chelsea shirts over there one day too.”
Hudson-Odoi has been in very good form in recent games for Chelsea. He has two goals and two assists in his last four games across all competitions.
He will hope to be picked by Frank Lampard to start for the Blues against Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday.
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