Bayern Munich target and Chelsea highly rated winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has received his first senior England call-up. And it seems the 18-year-old is rather shocked to hear the news.
Hudson-Odoi has been impressive so far, despite lacking game time under Sarri, after he saw his attempt to force a winter switch to Bayern Munich blocked. However, Callum has now been enrolled into Gareth Southgate’s squad, following Luke Shaw’s withdrawal from the team through injury.
Speaking on his first senior England call up, Callum Hudson-Odoi said: “It’s been a crazy day but getting my first international call-up is an amazing feeling.
“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.”