Callum Hudson-Odoi praised the Nottingham Forest atmosphere following his debut at the City Ground last night.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the 22-year-old joined the Reds on deadline day from Chelsea for a fee in the area of £3.5 million, with a’significant’ sell-on fee.
Hudson-Odoi made his debut with a sensational finish that earned Steve Cooper’s team a critical point after falling down at halftime.
Hudson-Odoi, a former Chelsea player, stated that the atmosphere at the City Ground last night startled him.
Callum Hudson-Odoi in the City Ground environment
After the game, the winger spoke to BBC Radio Nottingham and was full of appreciation for the Reds fans.
“The atmosphere was absolutely insane; the fans drove us from minute one to minute 90, and it was an incredible experience.”
“They gave us a lot of encouragement and drove us all the way, which was necessary at times, especially in the final stages.”
“It was a tough game, and they gave us the motivation we needed to keep pushing and trying to get all three points.”
It’s difficult to fathom how Forest managed to buy him for such a low price this summer at the age of 22.
Yes, the player has lost his way, but Chelsea may have made a mistake in letting the winger go for so little.
Hudson-Odoi may only play one game at Forest. His goal, on the other hand, will give him a great confidence boost, and ideally, it will be the first of many for the promising youngster.