Antonio Rudiger has gone from being a participant that just about each Chelsea fan would have been more than pleased to promote, to one in all our most necessary gamers within the area of simply 13 matches.
I can inform you now that if there was anybody over the previous couple of seasons who has not criticised Rudiger and mentioned they needed him offered, then they’re only a few and much between. Actually, I’d confidently say that each Chelsea fan would haven’t fought in opposition to promoting the German worldwide within the final 3 or 4 seasons.
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It annoys me after I see ‘I instructed you so’ posts on-line after a participant, who has rightfully been criticised up to now by followers who’re all the time balanced and have a proper to vent, then places within the type of his life.
And that’s actually what I’m seeing from Rudiger proper now, the type of his life.
Final evening in opposition to Atletico Madrid he was completely every thing that this squad has been crying out for for years, a frontrunner, a beast, and an absolute machine of a participant.
He acquired underneath the pores and skin of the Atletico gamers and never solely did he try this, he was additionally among the finest gamers on the pitch.
I’ve by no means seen a lot reward for Rudiger after final evening, and it was absolutely deserved.
I hope he continues to show his doubters (which incorporates me) improper, and preserve placing in these colossal performances and continues to be the actual chief he’s presently being.
Clearly issues went on underneath Frank Lampard and he misplaced the dressing room, no matter you need to name it. Folks have feelings, folks get upset, it’s completely pure and it’s irrelevant now who mentioned what and who did what, just because the gamers have all put this firmly behind them and are transferring ahead as one.
I’ve given each participant a clear slate, as has Tuchel, as have most followers. All of us need the identical factor, and that’s to win matches.
Rudiger has now grow to be an indispensable participant for Tuchel on present type, and to be trustworthy if he continues to play like he did final evening and be the lacking chief we’ve got craved for till the tip of the season, then sure I merely can not see anything than Chelsea begging him to signal a brand new deal, and it might be deserved.
What a turnaround from him, honest play.
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