EPL: What Tuchel did to me – Chelsea winger opens up on frustration
Chelsea star, Callum Hudson-Odoi has regretted the experience he had to go through under former manager, Thomas Tuchel.
Hudson-Odoi found it difficult to secure a regular role under Tuchel and was keen to leave in order to get more playing time.
The England star had to move to Bayer Leverkusen on a season-long loan in the closing stages of the summer transfer window.
Thomas Tuchel was sacked a couple of weeks ago and replaced by former Brighton manager, Graham Potter, meaning that the 21-year-old could find his way back to Stamford Bridge.
Hudson-Odoi admitted that he was frustrated with his lack of opportunities under Tuchel and believes his lack of consistent starts hindered his ability to impress.
“It was one of those difficult moments when you look at yourself and say, ‘What am I doing wrong? Have I done anything wrong to not even be in the squad?’” Hudson-Odoi told Mirror.
“I would never say anything bad about Thomas, he was a good guy, a good manager. [But] the first game of the season, it was frustrating. Any footballer that isn’t in the squad would understand how frustrating it is.
“Regular football gives you consistency and the more games you play, the more consistent you become, the more form starts to kick in.
“You feel fresher, you feel better, you feel like… not that you’re getting treated fairly but that you’ve got the trust from the manager to push you and kick you on.
“You don’t want to be on the bench thinking, ‘Why am I not playing?’ And then it becomes weeks and weeks and the legs are rusty when you do play.
“The most important thing is consistent football. That’s what I’m getting here and it’s making me feel better.”
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