Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi: I'm just happier playing for Bayer Leverkusn

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is delighted with his loan move to Bayer Leverkusen.

Hudson-Odoi says he’s happy playing regular football.

He told the Daily Mail: “It was one of those difficult moments when you look at yourself and say, ‘What am I doing wrong? Have I done anything wrong to not even be in the squad?’ he says. ‘I would never say anything bad about Thomas, he was a good guy, a good manager. [But] the first game of the season, it was frustrating. Any footballer that isn’t in the squad would understand how frustrating it is.

“Regular football gives you consistency and the more games you play, the more consistent you become, the more form starts to kick in.

“You feel fresher, you feel better, you feel like… not that you’re getting treated fairly but that you’ve got the trust from the manager to push you and kick you on. You don’t want to be on the bench thinking, ‘Why am I not playing?’ And then it becomes weeks and weeks and the legs are rusty when you do play. The most important thing is consistent football. That’s what I’m getting here and it’s making me feel better.

“Right now, playing games, momentum is kicking on and you feel refreshed: new country, brand-new experience. It’s definitely refreshing to know I get an opportunity to play games week in, week out, enjoying it and smiling!”