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Chelsea whizkid Hudson-Odoi feeling 'perfect' after coronavirus recovery

Callum Hudson-Odoi has spoken of his battle with coronavirus for the first-time.

The Chelsea winger was the first Premier League player to test positive with the illness, but he has since completely recovered.

"I am feeling perfect," he told the club's website. "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."

On the good wishes he received from team-mates in recovery, Hudson-Odoi continued: "Everyone has been asking me how I have been which has been class from them.

"They have been showing me support and saying Cal, get well soon, I hope you are okay now. It has been very warming and a good feeling to know you have got your team-mates behind you, backing you and making sure you are feeling well and encouraging you.

"I would like to say to them thank you for all the support that you have shown."

And the 19-year-old had one final message to Chelsea supporters.

"I would like to say to them thank you for all the support that you have shown. They have been so encouraging and making sure that I have been okay.

"Thank you for that but also, I can't wait to be back playing on that pitch again. I am fully fit, I am feeling great, I am feeling perfect. I have no injuries so right now I can't wait to be back on the pitch and showing again what I am capable of."

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