Highly-rated Chelsea attacker Callum Hudson-Odoi has expressed his delight after earning his maiden England call-up.
The teenager was initially called up for the England U-21 squad before he was promoted to the senior side that are preparing for the EURO 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro after Luke Shaw withdrew from the squad.
“It’s been a crazy day but getting my first (senior) international call-up is an amazing feeling,” the 18-year-old 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 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.”Read Full Story