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Chelsea’s Hudson-Odoi speaks on new wing-back role under Tuchel

The draw with Wolves was the first time Callum Hudson-Odoi had played a wing-back role as he transitioned to a change of place following the selection of Thomas Tuchel as head coach.

The Blues have handed their managerial reins to a the German, after sacking club legend Frank Lampard.

A few hours before the Premier League home clash with Wolves, former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain manager Tuchel arrived in West London.

Hudson-Odoi told the Blues’ official website, “It was something new for me.

“It was my first time trying it yesterday [in training] and I felt alright playing in it, it wasn’t a problem for me. It was good trying to play that position and no matter where the manager asks me to play I will try to do my best.”

Hudson-Odoi added on what Tuchel is demanding from him: “He wants me to be direct and to keep getting at full-backs and defenders as much as possible.

“He knows all the attacking players can be free and score goals and he wants us to be direct and keep pushing and try to get goals and get assists. He told me to work up and down that line, be direct and stay as high and wide as possible.

“I try to break the line and keep doing different movements to get the ball. He wants us to keep going in behind and find good passes, find different ways of breaking teams instead of trying to beat them every time with the ball.

“I felt really fit throughout the whole game, I felt really sharp, trying to be direct as much as possible and trying to get at my defender as much as possible, and I feel as a collective we did really well.

“We were working hard, trying to break their back five as quick as possible. At times it was very difficult. When we were getting behind them they were recovering so well it was hard to make that extra pass to break it.

“I think we have to be more clinical with our crossing and more clinical with our passing. End product just to finish it off. We can hopefully improve on it on Sunday.”

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