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Tuchel questions Callum Hudson-Odoi’s attitude after sub row

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Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has questioned Callum Hudson-Odoi’s attitude after subbing the 20-year-old on and off in his side’s 1-1 draw with Southampton at Saint Mary’s stadium.

The England international was subbed on at the interval replacing Tammy Abraham after failing to meet his manager’s expectations, but saw his number called 14 minutes from time.

The Blues’ boss who is demanding says he took big gamble tactically as two products of the Stamford Bridge academy system were unable to offer the right level of commitment.

“I am not concerned about Tammy Abraham, it was not about the injury, it was hard for him to show his quality,” Tuchel said when asked about his decision to remove the striker at half-time.

“He could not put his stamp in this game so we had to change the game plan.”

The German tactician added on the introduction and subsequent substitution of a player that has been impressing for him in a right wing-back berth: “We brought in Callum Hudson-Odoi but I was not happy with his attitude, energy and counter-pressing.

“I took him off and we demand 100 per cent, I feel he is not in the right shape to help us.

“It was a hard decision but tomorrow it is forgotten and he has all
possibilities to start against Atletico Madrid.

“It is always a big week so it is mixed feelings at the moment, it will not be easier to score against Atletico.”

Vincent Paul

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