English-born Ghanaian international Callum Hudson-Odoi has expressed delight after returning from injury to feature for the Chelsea U-23 team in their 2-1 win against Brighton over the weekend.
The youngster was returning to the pitch for the first time following his unfortunate injury setback in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against Burnley back in May.
Having been handed a start for the u-23 team of the Blues, Hudson Odoi played 60 minutes and showed that he is in good shape as he hopes to feature for the senior team next weekend.
Speaking in a post-match interview, the 18-year old shared that he feels good to be back on the pitch.
“I felt great,’ Hudson-Odoi told Chelseafc.com. ‘It’s good to be back at the Bridge and to play in front of a good crowd because it was a decent turnout.
“I don’t feel any pain at the moment, no problems when I run with the ball so everything is good. My whole body feels good and now it’s about getting more match fitness, which comes from playing in games like this”.
The highly-rated winger is expected to give Chelsea a huge boost when he regains full fitness and will play a key role under manager Frank Lampard who has already shown his faith in young players.