Friday, October 18, 2019

“I was speechless. That was an amazing goal,”

Callum Hudson-Odoi's Chelsea team-mate Marc Guehi has come to expect the miraculous from his long-time compatriot, but he admits that the attacker's latest goal for England's Under-21 side against Austria left him speechless.

Hudson-Odoi opened the scoring in a 5-1 rout on Tuesday, striking a first-time volley after 12 minutes to put the Young Lions in the driving seat in their UEFA U21 Championship qualifier. A sweet goal, no doubt, but it was his second strike just before the half that had pulses racing.

Picking up the ball in his own half, he dribbled all the way to the edge of Austria's box before unleashing a venomous shot from 20 yards, taking England's tally to four in the process.

For Guehi, though, that wondergoal is just a taste of things to come from a player he has known for many years, the pair having first met at Cobham Training Centre when they were just kids.

“I was speechless. That was an amazing goal,” the 19-year-old told Goal. “It was a great counter-attack and he's the type of player that can do stuff like that so I am really over the moon for him. 

“I wasn't even surprised, I expect it from him. I have seen it since we were seven years old. I don't want to put too much pressure on him because he is still young and developing but I think people should expect a lot. People should be excited about his future.”

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