Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi who is Ghanaian has been called to join the England senior squad for the first time. The 18-year-old, whose father is the former Hearts of Oak Bismark Odoi, was one of the players targeted by Ghana authorities for a nationality switch in the coming months.
The Chelsea winger was born to an English mother and a Ghanaian father so he is eligible to play for Ghana but he must switch allegiance with as he has already for the youth side of England.
Chelsea Star Hudson-Odoi happy to play for England.
Honestly how we have treated such players who have switched allegiance to play for the black stars will make us lose him. Most of such players have all ended up unhappy except for those who wouldn’t get a call up in the foreign national teams.
“It’s been a crazy day but getting my first [senior] international call-up is an amazing feeling,” Hudson-Odoi said.
“Today has been a very long day for me because I had to travel to Bristol first for the U21s and then getting told that I have to come over here to St. George’s Park, it’s been a crazy experience but I’m delighted to get the call and it’s a nice feeling to be here as well.
“I thought the manager [Aidy Boothroyd] was joking. I was shocked and then when I heard that I actually had to go over, I couldn’t believe it. I was delighted. It’s a dream come true.
“Now I’ve got to work hard, enjoy every moment and keep working to just hopefully make an impact when I get the opportunity.
“Everybody here is very humble and they’re very nice. They make sure you’re comfortable, no one has an ego here so hopefully, I get to know more of the boys here.”