Chelsea loan star Conor Gallagher has named Callum Hudson-Odoi as the best player he has ever played with, ahead of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Manchester City’s Phil Foden.
Gallagher has had successful loan spells at Charlton Athletic and Swansea City so far this season.
The 20-year-old has bagged a total of six goals and seven assists in the Championship, making him one of the most exciting youngsters in the competition.
Although he has not faced football biggest stars on the club level, Gallagher has played with plenty of big names in England youth teams from U17s to U20s.
In a Q&A session on Swansea’s official website, the former Chelsea academy player of the year was asked the best player he has played with.
Gallagher said: “Very tough question because I’ve played with a few good ones.
“I think it is out of Phil Foden, Callum Hudson-Odoi or Jadon Sancho.
“Because I’ve grown up with Callum and the stuff I’ve seen him do with the ball is crazy, I’d go with him.”
He also answered a few other interesting questions.
On the fastest player he has played with, he said it was between Tariq Lamptey and Hudson-Odoi, although he was leaning towards the former.
He said: “It has to be Tariq Lamptey. I’ve played with him growing up at Chelsea.
“It’s close between him and Callum Hudson-Odoi but I think Tariq is the big winner.”
Lamptey had a great senior team debut for Chelsea in a Premier League game against Arsenal. Many tipped him to be Chelsea’s next left-back but he made a decision to get playing minutes sooner and joined Brighton in January.
On his footballing idol, Gallagher looked without hesitation when he named Frank Lampard.
He answered: “Being a Chelsea supporter, seeing the number of goals he scored and assists he made — it’s pretty crazy to be fair — he is definitely someone I’ve always looked up to.”
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