The media reports, rumours that have been making rounds for some days now about Cheleas’ Rudigal wanting to leave the club have finally been confirmed by the manager for the club, Thomas Tuchel.
The Defender whose contract with the Blue expires few months soon (at the end of the season) has confirmed to his boss, Tuchel that his decision to leave the club still stands.
Thomas confirmed to the media during an interview after their Sunday match win, after beating West Ham 1-0 saying he would leave Chelsea this summer.
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According to Tuchel, Antonio Rudiger informed him about his confirmed decision a few days ago as he engaged him in a personal talk.
“I have the feeling that we gave everything over many months, both me personally and the club, but unfortunately we were in a position where we could not fight any more because of the sanctions and Toni has said that he will leave the club” he added.
Also while speaking with Sky Sports on his decision he added that he has nothing to do than to respect for what he’s don, and aksed people not to take it personally.
“We gave everything – me and the club – but we could not fight anymore because of the actions. Without the sanctions we would at least be able to carry on fighting, but our hands are tied. We don’t take it personally. It is his decision”
Watch the video below.
Thomas Tuchel confirms Antonio Rudiger will leave Chelsea at the end of the season.
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Rudiger missed the 1-0 win against West Ham due to an injury, and below reads what Tuchel said about that.
‘It is a groin in one leg and the other leg a bit the hamstring. He is somebody who plays through pain anyway and is totally used to it. It’s muscle pain, not even an injury but a huge discomfort.
‘He feels insecure because he’s not used to having muscle injuries. He feels like it could happen but he wants to come back. The plan is that he’s back in training on Tuesday for Thursday [against Man United] and hopefully we can stick to the plan.
‘He has no doubts and he made no doubts about it that he will play until the end of the season with everything he has. This is what did from day one and this is what he will do until the last minute, I’m 100 percent sure of that.’
Well, it is not yet confirmed as to his next team but as it stands, we are aware that the likes of Real Madrid, PSG, and Manchester United will be bidding for him once he leaves Chelsea as they are interested in signing him.