CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI is making an attempt to persuade shut pal Jamal Musiala to stay with England.
Jamal Musiala topped off his very good England U-21s debut vs Albania with this aimCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Bayern whizkid Jamial Musiala might nonetheless swap allegiance to Germany however England U-21s pal Callum Hudson-Odoi is urging him towards itCredit score: Reuters
The Stuttgart-born winger can also be eligible for Germany — enjoying twice for his or her U16s — and Nigeria.
However Germany’s head of academy teaching, Meikel Schonweitz, says he has dedicated his future to the Three Lions — though U21s boss Aidy Boothroyd isn’t positive that’s set in stone.
England and Chelsea star Hudson-Odoi, 20, stated: “I stated he ought to be staying with England!
“He is aware of a whole lot of the boys already and has been actually welcomed into the staff. I stated to him, ‘I can’t select for you however it could be good should you stayed with England’.
“Hopefully, he will get to the seniors as shortly as attainable.”
Hudson-Odoi is aware of Musiala nicely, having attended the identical personal faculty, Whitgift in Croydon and been within the Chelsea academy collectively.
The Blues winger, whose brother Bradley is Musiala’s agent, was eager to assist the “shy” teenager really feel welcome when he linked up with the U21s for the primary time this month.
Hudson-Odoi added: “Jamal is a prime, prime participant. I wished to welcome him to the U21s as quickly as attainable.
Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi bagged the third of the Lion cubs’ bunch of 5Credit score: Reuters
“He is an effective man, very shy, and earlier than the Albania sport I wished to see he was feeling himself and assured — and never scared or shy.
“I stated, ‘Play your personal sport and get a aim for your self’, which he did. I used to be actually comfortable for him. Wherever he’s, I can be watching him.”
Hudson-Odoi was the stand-out performer towards Albania and sparked the rout with a aim inside 5 minutes.
The Londoner was enjoying for Gareth Southgate’s senior Three Lions final November however noticed his progress hindered by a foul Achilles harm.
There was discuss of him leaving to hitch Musiala at Bayern — however stayed at Blues.
He stated: “It has been a rollercoaster.
“I need to ensure that I’m working my hardest, making an attempt to get within the staff and dealing my means again to the senior staff within the England set-up.
“I’m feeling extra assured day in, day trip.
“I need to enhance on my targets and assists.”