Callum Hudson-Odoi speaks out on Chelsea future & Bayer Leverkusen loan

Henry Burt
Hudson-Odoi moved on loan to Bayer Leverkusen this season in search of more game time
Hudson-Odoi moved on loan to Bayer Leverkusen this season in search of more game time / Lars Baron/GettyImages
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Callum Hudson-Odoi says he is enjoying life on loan at Bayer Leverkusen, but admits he doesn't know what the future holds for him at parent club Chelsea.

The 21-year-old has made over 100 appearances for the Blues since making his debut in 2018, but fell out of favour under Thomas Tuchel and joined Leverkusen in an attempt to reignite his career.

Hudson-Odoi has enjoyed a bright start to life in Germany, grabbing an assist in his first game, and says his focus is simply on playing as much as possible and helping his new side in any way he can.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the winger said: "Coming out here, the aim was just to get as many games as possible and build on the fitness I haven't really had in the last couple of seasons for Chelsea.

"I've been playing a lot out here and I'm really enjoying it. You want to be helping the team as much as possible, scoring goals and assisting goals and just being influential in the team.

"I'm definitely enjoying my football at the moment. I think it was the right time in my career to come here."

Chelsea have the option to recall Hudson-Odoi from his loan in January - reports in Germany have suggested new manager Graham Potter is already planning to trigger it - and the winger admits he doesn't know what the future holds for him at Stamford Bridge.

"I can't really say, because at the end of the day it's not up to me," said Hudson-Odoi when asked about returning to Chelsea.

"I can only do what I can do now for the club and push myself to the max here. We don't know what will happen from now to the end of the season.

"Right now I'm just focusing on playing as much football as possible and trying to help the team."

Bayer Leverkusen face a tricky away trip to Bayern Munich next as both sides look to improve on underwhelming starts to the new Bundesliga season. Meanwhile, Hudson-Odoi's parent club Chelsea travel to Crystal Palace this weekend for Potter's first Premier League match as Blues manager.

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