Chelsea star Hudson-Odoi hints at his readiness to play for Ghana over England


The youngster’s growing frustrations over missing out the Three Lions squad is gradually pushing him to represent Ghana in future

Chelsea midfielder Callum Hodson-Odoi has not ruled out a the possibility of playing for Ghana ahead of England.

The 20-year-old feels he has been unfairly treated and therefore could represent Ghana at the senior level since England always want him in the junior team. He was recently in Africa and visited Ghana where his parents hail from to fraternise with the culture and of his forefathers.

He even met Ghana president Nana Akufo Addo and Ghana Football Association president Kurt Okraku during his visit.

“I think obviously when you’re young, you have the opportunity to play for England throughout all the years, from under 15 to under 16 all the way up,” Hudson-Odoi said when he was asked about the chance of playing for Ghana,” he said.

“When they obviously gave me the opportunity to come I was in the country already.

“It’s something that I already had in my mind, set on already playing for England.

“So it was the thing obviously choosing Ghana or England, and at the end of the day I said I always had the right people around me who always advise me – what’s right, what’s wrong. England came and I said ‘Yeah, let me go and play for my country.

“But I said Ghana is my home as well, so we’ll see, we’ll see. You’ll never know, so.”

Although, Hodson-Odoi became the youngest person to ever make a match-day appearance for England in the European Championship qualifier against Czech Republic last two years, he is still eligible to represent Ghana since he didn’t feature in the game.


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