Hudson-Odoi has improved than Pulisic – Joe Cole

Published on: 22 November 2021

Former Chelsea attacker, Joe Cole believes in the last few months, England-born Ghanaian forward Callum Hudson-Odoi has improved more than Blues teammate Christian Pulisic.

To be fair to the talented American, he has spent most of his time on the sidelines and recently only recovered prior to the November international break.

Speaking on the decision by Callum Hudson-Odoi to shun a call-up from the England U-20 team to focus on his Chelsea career, Joe Cole says it is understandable and must not be misjudged.

“I think from Callum’s perspective he’s made the decision to concentrate on Chelsea and made the decision to help his career. Representing is England is important," Joe Cole told BT Sports.

The Blues great added, “But, I understand and we shouldn’t buy into headlines. He’s been made right and starts. He’s got be better than (Christian) Pulisic.

“It comes from the heart. If he wants to go and play for England, go and do it."

The Chelsea youngster increasingly is being tipped to switch nationality to play for Ghana’s Black Stars instead of the Three Lions of England.