Frank Lampard says Callum Hudson-Odoi

“He has to do much more, but he has the talent to do much more”

Last updated: 12/31/19 1:53 pm

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Frank Lampard believes Callum Hudson-Odoi should produce better performance after signing a new contract with Chelsea in September

Frank Lampard believes Callum Hudson-Odoi should produce better performance after signing a new contract with Chelsea in September

Frank Lampard says Callum Hudson-Odoi “needs to do a lot more”, but defended Chelsea’s winger amid criticism from some fans.

It is reported that Hudson-Odoi struggled with recent negative comments he received on social media, with the 19-year-old apparently turning to his teammates for support for Sunday’s 2-1 win over Arsenal.

Chelsea boss Lampard called on fans to give him ‘time and patience’, but also found that Hudson-Odoi should produce better performance after he signed a new five-year contract in September and long-term speculation with a move to German champions Bayern Munich behind had him.

Lampard says Hudson-Odoi “understands what to do”

“I didn’t talk to him about that (social media) but unfortunately with social media that is part of the course,” Lampard said of Hudson-Odoi, who failed to register a single goal or assist in one of his last 13 gigs.

“That doesn’t make it right or wrong – and of course I didn’t see it – but that’s something you need to have really thick skin about. He is a young player of 19 years old, alone. He has talked a lot about him for various reasons.

“There has been a large microscope on him. I think we should give him time and patience with how young he is. I have no problems with him, I think he did well against Arsenal when he came.

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“I think Chelsea fans are absolutely behind him. They want to see passion and all those things, so he needs to understand what is needed and work on it constantly. But I support him and we will work on that together.

“He signed a long contract here, but now he has to produce. I think it is a lot to say,” You have to produce right away, otherwise you will get social media that give it to you “- I will protect him against that.

“He needs to do a lot more, but he has the talent to do a lot more. Of all the conversations I’ve had with him in the last two weeks, and there have been a few, he understands what he needs to do on and alongside field. I will stay with him. “

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