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I was not happy with his attitude – Thomas Tuchel on why he subbed off Callum Hudson-Odoi

Callum Hudson-Odoi has been a major starter under Thomas Tuchel

Almost everyone was shocked when Chelsea head coach, Thomas Tuchel subbed off Callum Hudson-Odoi after just playing for 31 minutes as a second half substitute.

Hudson-Odoi replaced Tammy Abraham at half-time when the Blues were 1-0 down.

“Maybe it is even unfair, but it was my feeling,” Tuchel said.

“I was not happy with his attitude, energy and counter-pressing.

“I took him off and we demand 100%, I feel he is not in the right shape to help us. It was a hard decision but tomorrow it is forgotten and he has all possibilities to start against Atletico Madrid [in the Champions League on Tuesday].”

“Everyone has to understand that I take decisions to win games and there is no problem that he makes mistakes and has a bad game, but we can’t lack energy even 10% or 5%.

“He knows what I demand from him and when he doesn’t reach this level, it’s a hard decision.”

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