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Daily Schmankerl: Arjen Robben talks Calum Hudson-Odoi; Kai Havertz analyzed; and MORE!


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Robben gives his take on Callum Hudson-Odoi (The Mirror)

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben, who once played for Chelsea, told beIN Sports his opinion of Callum Hudson-Odoi and what he would advise the young player to do (as captured by The Mirror):

He is one of the best (young players) in Europe. You are better off getting your chance and if you get that chance then you have to take it. For young players, it’s always the same. First, you have to take the big step to achieve it. Become a professional football player at the highest level, get into the first team, get your place. Then, second, which can be more important, what’s sometimes missing is that you have to stay there. Staying there is often more difficult than actually becoming a footballer in the first place. You have to to prove it, game after game, season after season and don’t be happy. Don’t just be happy when you achieve something little or small.

Havertz analyzed (Bundesliga — You Tube)

Bayer Leverkusen wunderkind Kai Havertz has been a popular name associated with the future plans of Bayern. His game was broken down by Tifo Football for

Thiago praise drawn from tweet about Grillitsch (@WhoScored)

Hoffenheim’s Austrian midfielder Florian Grillitsch has become a hot commodity of late. The 23-year-old has been linked to Tottenham Hotspur and when started digging into Grillitsch’s stats, it found that the Hoffenheim man trailed only Thiago Alcantara in dribble success rate in the Bundesliga this season.

Not bad company to keep.

Davies mentioned among future stars list by UEFA (

UEFA compiled a list of “50 for the Future”, which features some of the world’s brightest young talents. Canada’s teenage phenom and former Vancouver Whitecaps man Alphonso Davies appeared on the list, along with some other players that have been linked to Bayern at one point or another. Below are those names along with the brief UEFA synopsis:

Alphonso Davies (CAN, 18 – Bayern): The Ghanaian born Canada international joined Bayern in January 2019; a winger who scored fine goals for Vancouver Whitecaps.

Kai Havertz (GER, 19 – Leverkusen): Lauded for his UEFA Europa League group stage performances, Havertz became the youngest player in Bundesliga history to reach 50 appearances.

Callum Hudson-Odoi (ENG, 18 – Chelsea): Brought into the senior squad by Maurizio Sarri, the fleet-footed England U19 attacking midfielder scored in the UEFA Europa League in the autumn.

Luka Jović (SRB, 21 – Eintracht): On loan from Benfica, the Serbian has already reached double figures for the season in the Bundesliga, and scored five in the UEFA Europa League group stage.

Nikola Milenković (SRB, 21 - Fiorentina): At right-back or in central defense, the Serbian delivers; on many big clubs’ watch list, he has been scoring goals in Serie A too.

The full list is here.

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