Chelsea attacker Callum Hudson-Odoi has admitted that he was shocked after earning his maiden call-up to the England national side. The under-17 World Cup winner has yet to make his Premier League debut for the Blues but he has still managed to make Gareth Southgate’s side after impressing with the limited game time in the Cup competitions.
Hudson-Odoi’s selection has surely come as a surprise for the fans and pundits alike, given James Maddison would probably have been the outright choice to replace any injured player within the squad. However, it appears that Southgate has gone with the talent and potential over performances, and it remains to be seen whether the youngster can mark his debut with the Three Lions this month.
England start their Euro 2020 campaign against Czech Republic on Friday. Three days later, they make the away trip to face Montenegro. Both games are winnable on paper but the Three Lions need to guard against complacency hampering their performance. The games against Czech Republic and Montenegro should aide the preparation for the Nations League knockout stage at the end of the season.