Antonio Rüdiger, who is traded at FC Bayern and Real Madrid, among others, has expressed reluctance to his future planning.
“In the case of transfer rumors, it is well known that the media like to add a little more salt and pepper to make the headline a little more explosive and bigger. Accordingly, you won’t hear anything from me until the day of the final decision,” said the 28-year-old national player from Chelsea FC opposite “Sport Bild” a few days before the Premier League hit at Manchester City on Saturday (1.30 p.m. / Sky).
“We still have a lot to do at Chelsea this season, my full focus at the moment is on the City game,” added Rüdiger. “My advisor is currently taking care of everything else.”
Bayern, Real Madrid and PSG hot for Antonio Rüdiger?
Rüdiger’s contract with the Blues expires in the summer. In addition to FC Bayern and Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain is also said to be trying hard to get the services of the former Stuttgart player. In addition, Chelsea are reportedly still fighting to keep the service provider.
One factor that speaks for an extension in London could be team manager Thomas Tuchel, under whom Rüdiger has developed strongly over the past twelve months.
“First of all, of course, he brought me back a lot of self-confidence. I knew from good conversations from day one that he intends to rely on me and that he is convinced of me. He shows me that to this day, and I’m very grateful for that.” , Rüdiger praised the former BVB coach.
Chelsea FC “dropped unnecessary points”
The game system in Chelsea suits him, too, according to the 49-time international. “Even on the offensive, we make the spaces very tight when moving backwards, often forcing the opponent to long balls, which I can defend with my headball strength and my speed.”
Rüdiger hides the fight for the English championship before the duel with leaders ManCity. “I think it doesn’t make a lot of sense to deal with it all the time and look at the table,” said the central defender. to secure the top 4. “
In direct clashes, Chelsea can shorten the gap to defending champion City from ten to seven points. In the past five league games, however, the second-placed Blues have only won once, played four draws and lost some ground. “In December we unfortunately left a few unnecessary points here and there, also because of Covid and injuries – but that shouldn’t be an excuse,” said Rüdiger.