Video: ‘Have to respect him’ – Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole discuss Callum Hudson-Odoi’s decision to prioritise Chelsea over England

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Playing for your country is said to be the pinnacle for any sportsman, and it’s no different for professional football players.

During a chat on BT Sport prior to the Leicester v Chelsea Premier League game, presenter, Jake Humphrey, was keen to find out the thoughts of Joe Cole and Rio Ferdinand regarding Callum Hudson-Odoi’s decision to prioritise his club.

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The Chelsea man has, apparently, and repeatedly, turned down the opportunity to play for England’s U21 side, preferring to concentrate on the Blues.

Both players gave their opinion, whilst noting Hudson-Odoi has to be respected.

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