Maurizio Sarri reveals how he mocked Callum Hudson-Odoi after Chelsea’s victory over Brighton

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 4 Apr 2019 8:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Speaking after the match, Hudson-Odoi was hopeful that he had done enough to remain in Chelsea’s starting XI.‘I am very happy for the win and we all worked hard,’ the England international told BT Sport.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘We had to get rhythm and bounced back well. Today we got told the team and had to prepare mentally.‘The manager told me to go and express myself. I feel comfortable, hopefully I did well.’ Comment Chelsea beat Brighton 3-0, hand Hudson-Odoi first PL startTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:38FullscreenChelsea beat Brighton 3-0, hand Hudson-Odoi first PL starthttps://metro.co.uk/video/chelsea-beat-brighton-3-0-hand-hudson-odoi-pl-start-1898376/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Ryan Fraser breaks silence over Arsenal transfer link Callum Hudson-Odoi impressed for Chelsea against Brighton (Picture: Getty)Maurizio Sarri jokingly criticised Callum Hudson-Odoi for missing ‘a very easy’ goal following Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over Brighton.The 18-year-old forward, who was making his full Premier League debut at Stamford Bridge, produced some neat footwork to skip past Anthony Knockaert before assisting Olivier Giroud for Chelsea’s opener in the 38th minute.Hudson-Odoi had a golden chance to find the net himself as Eden Hazard’s cross deflected into his path just before half-time but the Englishman took a massive swing and completely missed the ball.Thankfully for the youngster, goals from Hazard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek after the break sealed a comfortable win meaning Chelsea are only behind fourth-placed Arsenal on goal difference.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHudson-Odoi has now been involved in nine goals in his nine starts for the Blues, scoring four and assisting five, but he still got some stick from Sarri after the final whistle.The Italian revealed that he joked with Hudson-Odoi in the dressing room following his fluffed chance in the first half.‘I told him that he missed a very easy goal,’ Sarri explained with a wry smile on his face.‘He has to stay with his feet on the floor. He’s a good boy. Hudson-Odoi assisted Giroud’s opener in the first half (Picture: Getty)‘He can risk thinking that he is a player at 100 per cent, but it’s impossible to be at the top when you are 18.‘He can improve, and I want him to improve. In the future, he, Ruben and Andreas [Christensen] can become top players.‘The future could be good.’”It was a bit of a fluke!” 😉Ruben Loftus-Cheek says that him and Callum Hudson-Odoi have spent years of hard work to start in a Premier League game together.Report and highlights as #CFC continue their 100-per-cent league record against #BHAFC 👉 https://t.co/vdmtOxAS7y pic.twitter.com/EpbVjOqAQB— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 3, 2019 Maurizio Sarri reveals how he mocked Callum Hudson-Odoi after Chelsea’s victory over Brighton Advertisementlast_img read more

I will be most excited person if I win 2021 AFCON for Nigeria – Rohr

first_imgRelatedPosts Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Rohr: Osimhen’ll join a big club Rohr holds virtual meeting with Super Eagles Assistants Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr on Wednesday said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.Rohr who spoke at a post-match conference in Uyo after his team came from behind to defeat the Squirrels of Benin Republic 2-1 said winning AFCON 2021 was a huge desire.“It will be exciting for me to win the 2021 AFCON title with Nigeria. That’s my desire, and I will be the most excited.“So, winning today (Wednesday) is just the beginning. I can’t be excited until we win the title in 2021,” he said.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Nigeria versus Benin game was a 2021 AFCON Qualifier and it took place at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.Rohr, who said Benin Republic have a good team, also noted that the Nigerian side had a good game in the second half.He said: “The Super Eagles had a lot of scoring opportunities, but they failed to convert all of them.”He however pointed out that the game’s opening goal, scored by the Squirrels’ captain, Stephane Sessegnon, in the match’s second minute, was a big shock.He said: “In the second half, we played a very good match, ‘one-touch two-touch’, and we have good wingers. We had a lot of opportunities, and with the changes we made, we did very well. It is good for us.”Rohr also said he could not use home-based players for now in the Nigerian team due to specific reasons“At the moment, the quality we have from abroad is higher than what we have in the home league (Nigeria Professional Football League).”Speaking also, the Super Eagles’ team captain, Ahmed Musa, said the match was “a tough game for our team, even though we won”.He added that the Nigerian side gave their best to prevail over the visitors.On his part, the Head Coach of Benin, Michelle Dussuyer, noted that his team played very well in the first half.He however pointed out that the 45th minute penalty kick his team conceded gave more confidence to the Super Eagles.Also, Sessegnon acknowledged that while the game was not a bad one for his team, the Nigerian side played better.NAN reports that in the game the Squirrels drew  the first blood, while the Super Eagles, through Victor Osimhen, equalised from the penalty kick spot in the 45th minute.Although Nigeria had several scoring chances thwarted by the Benin goalkeeper in the second half, the winning goal came in the 62nd minute through a solo effort by Samuel Kalu.Alex Iwobi, Joe Aribo, Samuel Chukwueze and Ola Aina also shone for Nigeria in the match where the Super Eagles confined the Squirrels to their own half throughout the second half. Tags: Gernot Rohrlast_img read more