Callum Hudson-Odoi reveals exact words Frank Lampard used during one-on-one discussion to convince him to sign new contract at Chelsea

Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi has revealed how Frank Lampard convinced him to renew his contract at Stamford Bridge.

After his 2018/19 campaign was marked by a contract stand-off, persistent links with a move to Bayern Munich and an injury that ended his season prematurely, Hudson-Odoi is certainly in a happier place right now.

And for that, a lot of the credit goes to Frank Lampard, who convinced the 19-year-old his future was with Chelsea.

So how many conversations with his new club manager did it take for Hudson-Odoi to be persuaded to sign a new contract?

“One! He believes in me, he wants me to play for him and he wants me to work hard,” explained Hudson-Odoi.

“They were the things you want to hear from a manager, that he believes in you and he has faith in you, that you can achieve a lot of stuff at the club.”

Not that Lampard indulges the prodigiously talented youngster. Far from it.

“He is hard on me,” said Hudson-Odoi.

“But it is in a good way because he wants me to keep getting better. When the manager is telling me stuff, I always want to listen and improve my game because I’m not there yet.”

The Chelsea winger has impressed under the guidance of Frank Lampard this season and is hoping to convince Gareth Southgate he is worthy of a place in the first eleven.

He is determined to gatecrash Gareth Southgate’s attacking party.

But with Sterling dropped and doubts emerging over Sancho’s form and fitness, Hudson-Odoi is sensing a chance to break up Southgate’s forward cabal, the Mirror report.

He said: “That is a motivation for me, definitely. Jadon is still young but they have done exceptionally well for a number of years.

“So when people say they are the best front three, for me it’s a motivation because I want to be one of them as well.

“I want to be around it and have people say… okay, there’s five of them now. I always try and push myself.”