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Callum Hudson-Odoi - ‘It was a disappointing one for us’ against Man Utd.

Updated: Nov 30, 2021

Callum Hudson-Odoi was not pleased that Chelsea failed to seal three points against Manchester United on Sunday.

Chelsea ace Callum Hudson-Odoi [GETTY]
Chelsea ace Callum Hudson-Odoi [GETTY]

Despite creating numerous chances and dominating the game, the west London club had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.

The 21-year-old, who started his eighth consecutive game for Thomas Tuchel’s side, was close to breaking the deadlock early in the match but saw his one-on-one effort denied by United shot-stopper David de Gea.

This was before England international Jadon Sancho capitalised on Jorginho’s error to fire the visitors ahead in the 50th minute.

Yet the Blues kept piling the pressure on the United defence and eventually got their reward when Aaron Wan-Bissaka rashly tackled Thiago Silva in the 18-yard box.

Then, Jorginho bravely stepped up to cancel out the opener with a well-taken spot-kick to make it 1-1.

After the game, Hudson-Odoi asserted as quoted: ‘I feel like it’s two vital points dropped. We dominated the game, we had chances and even I had a big chance myself but it was a good save by De Gea.

‘It was a disappointing one for us today. I thought we played really well, we worked hard off the ball and we deserved the three points so it definitely feels like two dropped.’

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Hudson-Odoi continued: ‘It was just the last bit in the box really. We did everything else really well. Our build-up play was good, even around the box at times, but it was just the last bit that we missed and scoring that goal that we needed.

‘It was disappointing not to get it but we have to recover, reflect on the game and go again on Wednesday [against Watford] to try to get the win.’

Chelsea are still top of the Premier League table, but are just a point ahead of second-placed Manchester City and two points above Liverpool who sit in the third spot.

‘It’s obviously important to be top but games like today where we’re on top and we feel like we dropped two points are hard,’ Hudson-Odoi added.

‘We feel like if we had won we could have stayed three points ahead so it’s definitely disappointing but we have the one point and at least we didn’t lose the game.’

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