Antonio Rudiger’s Champions League first leg match-up towards Atletico poised him to face one in all Europe’s deadliest strikers in Luis Suarez. He’ll face the striker as soon as once more on Wednesday night time.
Chatting with the press within the pre-match press convention, in quotes picked up by way of soccer.london, Rudiger praised ‘world-class’ Suarez. He mentioned:
“Atletico isn’t solely Luis Suarez. Actually, he’s a world-class participant. He’s confirmed it at each membership he has been in Europe, Liverpool, Barcelona, Ajax, now Atletico.
He’s a really, superb participant and he has loads of battle in him and clearly he’s a prime opponent. He simply defends his badge by making an attempt to battle for his staff.”
Rudiger confronted off the ex-Barca striker in a good conflict in Bucharest and one incident between them appeared to face out. Suarez appeared to pinch Rudiger’s thigh and the German didn’t again off, as an alternative he stood as much as the striker’s antics.
Talking of which, Rudiger mentioned:
“To be sincere, I simply noticed he pinched me once I noticed the images on social media. Within the recreation itself, I didn’t actually really feel it. He defends his patch, I defend mine. That is all. I’m going with no feeling any strain of his revenge or something like this.”
This time at Stamford Bridge, Rudiger can even face teen Joao Felix together with the Uruguayan marksman. Felix just lately made a comeback to the Atletico staff and Diego Simeone marked him match to begin the sport.
“Not solely Suarez, it’s additionally Joao Felix, who I believe is a superb younger expertise and an excellent younger prospect. As you mentioned, he’s a special sort of participant however a participant that I like to observe. His approach. He has one thing particular,” defined Rudiger.
Chelsea will look to make it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after having taken the lead within the first leg.
Tuchel will likely be with out 4 main gamers for the twond leg, however Chelsea’s depth in squad appears to be like effectively ready to tackle a robust Atletico aspect.
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