Callum Hudson-Odoi discusses relationship with Thomas Tuchel & how injury changed his game

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CHO gets a lot of game time under Tuchel
CHO gets a lot of game time under Tuchel / Robin Jones/GettyImages

Callum Hudson-Odoi has hailed Thomas Tuchel as an 'amazing' tactician and discussed how he gets his message across to his players prior to Chelsea's Carabao Cup final meeting with Liverpool.

Tuchel is set to lead his side out at Wembley on Sunday, with the Blues aiming to win their second piece of silverware of 2022 already after scooping the FIFA Club World Cup a few weeks ago.

Speaking to the Daily Mail ahead of the game, youngster Hudson-Odoi has shed light on how Tuchel has made the Blues world and European champions over the last 12 months.

"The manager is a very good guy, tactically he’s amazing. He knows how to get the best out of each player, sometimes it might be in a way that you don’t want to hear it or he might be shouting in a way that you think: 'why are you shouting so much on the touchline?’ 

"But he’s trying to get a message across and make it clear to you that: 'listen, I want this from you because I want to win the game. I’m not just going to shout at you, I’ll shout at everybody to make sure we get the best out of everybody. And we win the game. Or get the 100 per cent out of everybody.

"It’s definitely a different sort of manager compared to the others ones I’ve been under. He’s always on his toes, always up and ready to make a gesture or talk. Just very vocal." 

Hudson-Odoi also discussed his return from an Achilles injury in 2019, which saw him miss five months of actions. The wide player stated that the injury forced him to completely change his running style.

"People don’t always understand how it is to get an injury like that, come back and start playing again," he added. "My whole running style changed, the way I used to sprint on my toes. I had to change that."