Sports News Sat, 25 Apr 2020

Callum Hudson-Odoi reveals pain of losing 2017/18 UEFA Youth League to Barcelona

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi says many lessons were learnt from their defeat to Barcelona in the UEFA Youth League two seasons ago.

The English born Ghanaian youngster was then a member of the U-21 team that reached the final, only to be stopped by the Catalans.

Hudson-Odoi reveals that the painful defeat to the Spanish giants sticks to his memories and has since kept the lessons from that game with him.

"It’s a memory that always sticks in my head because it was a big game, it was a final and it’s a feeling you don’t like to feel when you lose," he told Chelseafc.com.

"We had the mentality of ‘we’re going to win no matter what we do, we’re going to fight out there, give 100 per cent and win the game’ but then we lost," he added.

"We all learned a lesson from that game that we don’t want that same feeling of losing again. We want to win - we want to win every game that we play.

"Everybody became mentally stronger and we tried to be positive about the situation because obviously we want to learn from things like that. The next opportunity that you get, you want to win; the next time you can hopefully lift the trophy."
Source: ghanasoccernet.com
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