In the latest instalment of our feature where we ask players to make selections based on their past, their recent choices and what crops up time and time again, Callum Hudson-Odoi talks childhood holidays, favourite foods and motivating music...
First: What was the first football kit you ever wore?
I remember I had a little birthday party at my house when I was about five. Everyone came round, we had face-painting and my mum bought me a Real Madrid kit. They were one of my favourite teams at the time.
Last: When was the last time you wore a football shirt of a team you weren’t playing for?
It was quite recently when I swapped shirts with Ainsley Maitland-Niles after we played Arsenal.
Always: What is the best old football shirt you have kept?
I’ve kept all my shirts from every special moment in my life – making my debut for Chelsea, first England cap, first goal for Chelsea, those kind of things. They are all special to me.
First: What was the first thing you had to eat or drink this morning?
The first thing I had to drink was some water and then for breakfast I had scrambled eggs, toast and beans. I’ve been cooking more for myself recently.
Last: What is the last thing you normally eat or drink before bed?
It depends really because every day is different. I usually have a little snack - either some crisps, a biscuit or some cereal.
Always: What do you eat most during the week?
I love spaghetti so I think it’s probably that. It helps keep my energy up for when I go out and do my exercise.
First: What was the first movie you really liked growing up?
I can’t remember too many but I’d probably say Lion King.
Last: What was the last film or TV programme you watched?
The Last Dance with Michael Jordan and Dennis Rodman on Netflix. It gives you a bit more detailed context into their lives as basketball players, what they were doing to succeed and also how big the NBA was at the time. I like to see the behind-the-scenes stuff that you don’t necessarily know about.
Always: What have you watched most often in your life?
When I was young I watched a lot of Disney films but as I’ve grown up it’s probably series like Power, Money Heist and Prison Break.
First: Can you remember the first mobile phone you owned?
It was a Samsung phone that you could flip up but I can’t remember what exact model it was. I must have been about eight probably.
Last: What was the last app you installed on your current device?
I got Zoom quite recently, which is good for video calling people during the lockdown.
Always: What do you spend most time on your phone doing?
Probably either on social media like Instagram and Snapchat or messaging my family.
First: When you were a child, where did you go on holiday?
I went to quite a few places when I was younger like Spain and also Ghana with my family. That’s where my parents are from and we have a house there so it’s a nice place to just relax.
Last: What is the most recent place you have visited for a break?
The most recent holiday I went on was to Dubai in the winter break. I think almost every Premier League player was there but it was nice to relax with them away from football for a bit.
Always: Where do you go to most often?
It depends how long we have off really. If it’s a longer break I’ll probably try to go somewhere hot like Spain, Portugal or Dubai. If it’s short, I’ll go somewhere a bit closer like Paris or Barcelona.
First: Did you pass your driving test first time?
No, I passed second time. I just don’t think the instructor liked me when I took my first test. As soon as I got in the car she was just looking out of her window and said ‘drive!’ There was no interaction and I could tell she didn’t want to pass me. I did have to swerve to avoid a car on a roundabout but that wasn’t my fault!
Last: When was the last time you used public transport?
Probably a few years ago when I was coming into training at Cobham on the train.
Always: What music do you always listen to in the car?
There are so many artists - Tory Lanez, Drake, Chris Brown. For me, I try to listen to music that gets me upbeat on the way into training so I have energy and I’m ready to go when I get in.
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