Chelsea Under-18s manager Jody Morris believes that young forward Callum Hudson-Odoi has an excellent chance of carving out a successful career in the game.
The 17-year-old was a member of the Chelsea side which won the FA Youth Cup by beating London rivals Arsenal 7-1 on aggregate in the final.
Hudson-Odoi netted twice in the second leg at the Emirates Stadium on Monday evening as The Blues won 4-0 on the night. Speaking to the Chelsea Presser after the match, Chelsea boss Morris admitted that Hudson-Odoi could be a special player in the making.
“He has still got a lot to do” said The Blues boss. “He will get a lot of plaudits tonight because he showed in glimpses that he has got real quality, but he also showed in other glimpses that he needs to mature, and he needs to follow instructions.
“He’s got a lot to learn and so do the other players on the pitch, but he has certainly got a chance if he keeps his feet on the ground properly because there is a young kid there who has got a fantastic amount of talent and nobody would want to see him succeed more than me.
“I love what I see him do with a football at times.”
After scoring regularly at both Under-18 level and in the Premier League 2, the teenager was handed his senior debut for the club in an Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round win over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in January and the player has since added a further three appearances to his first team tally.
Hudson-Odoi oozes talent and we certainly haven’t seen the last of him in action for Antonio Conte’s senior side.