Callum Hudson-Odoi discusses life at Bayer Leverkusen
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has opened up about his new adventure with German club Bayer Leverkusen
England international Callum Hudson-Odoi left Chelsea this summer on a season-long loan to Bayer Leverkusen after limited playing time last season under former manager Thomas Tuchel.
The 21-year-old gifted attacker who broke into Chelsea's first team in 2018 started only 11 of Chelsea's 23 matches last season before an Achilles tendon injury knocked him out for the rest of the season.
Hudson-Odoi was up against Morocco international Hakim Ziyech for the right-wing position, which limited his playing time.
Following his limited game time at Stamford Bridge, Odoi agreed to a season-long loan move to Bayer Leverkusen in search of a regular starting spot.
The English player who missed Gareth Southgate's call-up to the England national team for the country's Nations League qualification has opened up about his life in Germany, stating that he is enjoying his life at the Bundesliga club.
"Coming out here, my aim was to get as many games as possible and just build on the fitness that I haven't really had in the last couple of seasons with Chelsea," Hudson-Odoi said in an interview.
"I have been playing a lot here, and I am enjoying every moment of it. You want to be trying to help the team as much as possible, scoring goals and assisting.
"I am definitely enjoying my football at the moment, so I think it was the right time of my career to come here."
Since making his debut for Bayer Leverkusen in the second half of their match against Freiburg, Hudson-Odoi has started every game for Christian Streich's side.
The gifted player appears to be enjoying his time in Germany and would hope to have a successful stint at Bayer Leverkusen to reclaim a starting spot under Chelsea's new manager, Graham Potter, when he returns to Stamford Bridge next season.
Odoi would also hope to continue with his impressive start with Bayer Leverkusen and make the England squad for the upcoming Qatar 2022 World Cup tournament in December.