Tuchel speaks on why he subbed Hudson Odoi only after putting him at halftime

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After a disappointing for first half show from the Blues against Southampton where we were left trailing by one goal, Tuchel responded by bringing in in-form Callum Hudson Odoi at the break to replace Tammy Abraham.

Hudson Odoi entered the game and started playing as a false nine but mostly switch positions with Mason and Werner making it look like a fluid attack.
Odoi’s involvement was quickly seen as his through ball to Mason Mount led to the penalty for the equaliser but after the goal, the 20 years old academy graduate failed to continue with the energy and was poor in some decision making in that final third.

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In search for a winner, Tuchel introduced Ziyech into the game but surprisingly took off Hudson Odoi who only entered at halftime.

Tuchel comfirmed after the match that Hudson Odoi wasn’t injured but his lack of energy in the game resulted to him being subbed.

Speaking to the media after the draw, Tuchel was disappointed and about the Hudson Odoi situation he said:

I was not happy with his energy and counter pressing so I took him off.

Tuchel went ahead to share his disappointment in the game:

We had all chances to take another win but sometimes its like this in football. We were very good in the first 80 metres but the last 20 I was not happy. We were not aggressive enough and not creative enough. Decision making was poor.

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