🔵 Hudson-Odoi gets encouraged by a Ghanaian bus with a picture of his face
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🔵 Hudson-Odoi gets encouraged by a Ghanaian bus with a picture of his face

Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi has credited his Ghanaian heritage for his development but remains determined to play for England.

Asked about his thoughts on struggling to grab a regular starting place in Frank Lampard’s team, the 20-year-old expressed a positive attitude.

"I'm always smiling - that's the main thing," Hudson-Odoi told Sky Sports.

"I'm just happy to keep trying my best, get the opportunities to play and improve every game. I'm really happy with that."

"When I'm on the ball, I like to create as much as possible. I like to look up early, see the open play and try to switch the ball quickly. [I like to] drive at the defence, and create opportunities for myself too.

The attacker also took the moment to touch on his family back in Ghana, as well as the national support he enjoys from the West African nation.

"My family back at home, they watch all the games," Hudson-Odoi added.

"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.

The Bayern Munich target concluded the chat by revealing his desire to represent England at the upcoming Euros.

"I want to get back into the squad and go with them to the tournament. You take it game by game and day by day. You've just got to keep doing what you're doing, and keep improving. But yes, the Euros are definitely on my mind.

"I'm not worried [my place is in jeopardy] - you have to use every opportunity. If I play the whole game or just at the end, you've got to show what you can do and have that belief in yourself.

"For me, I just want to make the squad but I'm taking it game by game,” he concluded.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have a short London trip to face Fulham on Saturday in a Premier League match-up.

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