“He wants me to play for him. They were encouraging signs for me that you want to hear from a manager”

Callum Hudson-Odoi has revealed it solely took one dialog with Frank Lampard to persuade him to signal a brand new Chelsea deal, slightly than transfer to Bayern Munich.

Chelsea rejected a number of bids earlier this yr for the 19-year-old winger, who had been in stalemate over contract talks for a lot of 2019.

Lampard’s appointment as head coach in July breathed new life into the negotiations and Hudson-Odoi signed a brand new five-year deal in September.

Asked what number of conversations he had with Lampard earlier than agreeing to signal, he replied: “One.

“I cannot say precisely what he mentioned however he simply mentioned he believes in me, he desires me to work arduous and if I consider in myself then he believes in me and issues will go effectively for me at this membership.

“He desires me to play for him. They have been encouraging indicators for me that you just need to hear from a supervisor, that he believes in you and he has religion in you, which you can turn out to be participant and obtain loads of stuff on the membership.

“I was excited. It was thrilling occasions {that a} new supervisor was coming in and in addition you already know that he’ll play no less than among the youth boys as effectively.

“So it is good to know that you will play with among the gamers from earlier than.

“I mentioned from the beginning that I made the appropriate choice to remain at Chelsea. I’ve been there all my life. I’ve liked the membership from day one.”

‘Lampard arduous on me, however no situation with fines’

Lampard seems to have a no-nonsense strategy to teaching, after a listing of membership fines emerged on social media on Monday.

The membership haven’t confirmed the record’s legitimacy however Hudson-Odoi says his boss is strict when mandatory.

“To be truthful, we’ve got a few fines the place it is fairly strict and we’ve got to stay by it,” he mentioned.

“But even when there weren’t fines, we’d nonetheless be on level. All of us are very on time with every thing that we do.

“We’re very constructive about every thing we do. If there’s a tremendous, we pays it.

“For the fines, we do not actually look into it as a result of we’re all the time on time for what we achieve this it is okay. It’s there however we’re all good about it.

“He is tough on me however it’s in a great way as a result of he desires me to enhance and preserve getting higher.

“When the supervisor is telling me stuff, I all the time need to pay attention and enhance my recreation as a result of I’m not there but. I know I can all the time get higher and preserve getting higher.”

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