Chelsea former defender Antonio Rudiger make an honest submission.
Antonio Rudiger has admitted to deliberately making ‘a few
mistakes’ during his time at Chelsea. The 29-year-old joined
Real Madrid in the summer as a free agent after his deal with
Lyonmacktv.com understand that Rudiger passed on a new
deal at Chelsea which would have made him the highest-paid
defender in the club’s history . The Germany international was
reportedly demanding a large signing-on fee , along with
agent fees too, effectively putting a new contract out of reach
for the west Londoners.
As a result, he penned a four-year deal at the Santiago
Bernabeu, drawing the curtains on a successful five-year spell
in the Premier League. And, after a few months at his new
club, Rudiger has spoken to German outlet Sport1 , as
translated by Sport Bible , on his time at Chelsea.
In the aforementioned interview, the chaotic defender
admitted that moments of craziness were a deliberate ploy to
lift fans at Stamford Bridge from their seats. Rudiger was a
popular figure in west London and was known for treading
the thin line between being an impulsive hot-headed lunatic
and tactful genius.
“I’ll be honest, I deliberately made a few mistakes because it
was just too quiet in the stadium for me during this game,”
Rudiger said. “I wanted to wake people up with it.
“I like to analyse my opponents and think to myself, ‘Okay,
let’s see how they react if I provoke them a bit’,” he added,
speaking of the joy he gets from antagonising the opposition.
“But it’s not like I pick someone before every game. That
Following Chelsea’s win over Zenit in the Champions League
group stage last season, Romelu Lukaku said that Rudiger’s
craziness spurred the Blues on to victory . When asked about
the German’s slalomed run, the striker said: “I expected the
ball at the end though, but you know it was good for the
stadium got the crowd going, got us going and sometimes
you need moments like this.”
In the BT Sport studio, Rio Ferdinand agreed, highlighting how
Rudiger’s chaotic tendencies lifted Chelsea’s spirits. The
former Manchester United defender said: “Little moments like
that are key, Rudiger stepping out, a tackle it gets the fans
back in the game and they’re the 12th man.
“Especially Stamford Bridge, when the fans have something
to cling on to is a hard place for the opposition to play.
Sometimes you have to do something to get a reaction from