Cooper excited about Hudson-Odoi after ‘moment of brilliance’ in draw
Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper hailed Callum Hudson-Odoi after his “moment of brilliance” earned a 1-1 draw with Burnley.
The former Chelsea star, 22, reminded the Premier League what he is capable of with a fine debut goal, bringing his side level with a brilliant curling effort in the second half after Zeki Amdouni had put the Clarets ahead.
Cooper said: “Any new player will want to hit the ground running and show what they can do.
“We got Anthony [Elanga] and Callum in really good positions and we could have done more with them.
“I know he has quality and he can have moments of brilliance. We need that at times in the Premier League and we got one tonight. It is great for him, great for us obviously.
“He hasn’t played much football, he has trained well but I backed him to do well tonight. He ran out of legs, I didn’t think we’d get that long out of him. We have got to push him to do more of that.
“You see goals like that in the Premier League, there is so much quality. It is a brilliant goal.
“We have had a few of those scored against us but we haven’t had too many of them for us. Beautiful strike, beautiful technique, great for him, great for the team.
“He will feel good about that.”
The point for Burnley enabled them to get their campaign up and running after three successive defeats.
But they might be disappointed they did not leave with all three after they were denied a late winner by VAR as Sander Berge was ruled to have handled the ball.
They then ended the game with 10 men after Lyle Foster elbowed Ryan Yates deep into added time, with VAR also intervening.