Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has explained it does sometimes get exhausting playing his role in Thomas Tuchel’s system.
Hudson-Odoi is an exciting youngster that has been spoken about for years as the next big talent to come out of the Blues academy. However, he’s had a fair amount of minutes within Thomas Tuchel’s 3-4-2-1 system as a right wing-back.
Hudson-Odoi has given an insight into what it’s like for him to switch from a winger to a full-back.
He said: “The way I look at it now is I’m in the situation where I have to help out much more in defence rather than attack. It’s up and down and it gets tiring at times but you’re always pushing for the clean sheet because if they don’t score, they don’t win.
“It’s much more of a defensive mindset for me trying to keep clean sheets but it’s started really well.”
It’s great to hear the Chelsea youngster talking so maturely about his new role because most supporters still want to see him in more advanced positions influencing games in the final third.
However, he does get the chance to get forward as a right wing-back, something Marcos Alonso and Reece James does to great effect.
Thomas Tuchel has had tremendous success with a switch to a back-three, which results in the team using wing-backs that get up and down the pitch for 90 minutes.