"I'm ready for you": Callum Hudson-Odoi sends FIFA challenge to Jadon Sancho
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has called out his England teammate Jadon Sancho for a FIFA showdown.
The 19-year-old has just recovered after being quarantined with illness.
During the self-isolation period, Hudson-Odoi said he has been playing video games to pass the time and now he wants to challenge Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho for a FIFA 20 match.
He told the BBC’s MOTDx: “Listen, do you know who I’m calling? I’m calling this person on purpose because he always thinks he’s better than me but he knows he’s not.
“I’m calling Sanch. Jadon Sancho.
“I’m waiting for you to play me right now. I don’t care where you are, what you’re doing, you need to play me. Make sure you’re ready.”
He explained how they both were too busy to have their FIFA showdown. But now that they have plenty of time at home, Hudson-Odoi wants to play Sancho with everyone watching so they can finally decide who is the better FIFA player.
“We never get to play, so now I’m telling him, listen, I’m ready. Let’s play, let’s go. I’m ready for you now,” he added.
“Make sure you get this on stream, everything, make sure it’s live so everyone knows what’s happening. It has to be there.”
Hudson-Odoi and Sancho have always been close friends since they were young.
Speaking to the Independent in March, he explained how Sancho has helped him when he joined the England senior team, saying: “Since I have been here with England, he has helped me from day one, always made me feel comfortable and confident.
“Having a friend like that is amazing, just to bring you into the team and help yourself and be yourself. It is amazing.”
Chelsea are reportedly interested in bringing Sancho to Stamford Bridge this summer. They would have to invest big to tempt Dortmund and outbid other interested parties such as Manchester United and Liverpool, however.