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Hudson-Odoi keen for football to return ‘as soon as possible’ after recovering from Coronavirus

Callum Hudson-Odoi is keen for football to return ‘as soon as possible’ after recovering from Coronavirus but has warned everyone to ‘stay safe’ amid the pandemic.

The Chelsea winger was amongst the first Premier League figures to have publicly tested positive for the virus and has since been recovering following a period of self-isolation, the teenager now revealing his return to health after battling the disease.

Elite football in the UK is currently suspended as the country bids to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and Hudson-Odoi has now opened up on his experience with the youngster insisting he feels ‘perfect’ after making a full recovery from mild symptoms.

“I am feeling perfect,” he told Chelsea TV. “I had the virus which has cleared now. I fully feel good, I feel fit, so I am feeling back to myself so it is all good.

“I had it [the illness] three weeks ago now I think, on a Monday when I felt a bit hot and I was thinking this is a bit unusual, why do I feel this hot. The next day I was feeling back to normal. I thought it was just a minor temperature thing, but obviously it wasn’t. I said to myself this wasn’t actually that bad, the symptoms, and I said to myself I feel good, I feel better.”

The break in the football campaign has allowed the 19-year-old to recover from a hamstring problem that had plagued him during the past two months, and the winger is keen for football to return as quickly as possible as he bids to force his way back into Frank Lampard’s side.

Hudson-Odoi warned, however, that the current pandemic is going to ‘keep growing’ before normality is resumed and has urged the public to ‘stay safe and stay well’ during these unprecedented times.

“Everything is happening so fast and I did not know this virus would be such a major thing and so big in the world and affect so many people,” he added.

“Everyone has to be careful and judge things how they go and hopefully the virus will go soon and everyone will be back to normal.

“I want the football to come back as soon as possible, I’d want it to come back today if it could but this thing [pandemic] is growing and it is going to keep growing so the thing is we want everyone to stay safe and stay well. We want to be out there playing football and we want to enjoy what we are doing and we want the fans to be enjoying everything with us.”

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