Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger has come out to say that he had offers from PSG and Tottenham recently. He, however, revealed that he is currently fighting to earn a new contract under Thomas Tuchel.
According to him, he has always felt good at the London club, and even if the Lampard sack was shocking, he ended up moving on from it.
Rudiger added that he’ll concentrate on the club’s important matches and targets this season, while the club will decide on his future.
His words, “Some things I saw coming, but I didn’t see that I wouldn’t be in the squad [under Lampard]. This I didn’t see coming. But in the end, I took it on the chin. Yes, I had really two main teams that maybe wanted me and that I was considering,”
“It was PSG, to be honest, and with Mourinho [at Tottenham]. But this is something that didn’t happen. With Tuchel, it didn’t happen. I was a bit upset because I knew that I wouldn’t often play in my situation.”
“Then I had a talk with the ex-coach of Lampard and I was suddenly back in the team but on the bench. I had a couple of games and I worked my way back. In the last games of his reign, I was on the pitch. Now, things are going well for me and I am very happy about it.”
“To be honest, though, I always felt good in the club. They treated me nicely, especially upstairs from the board. No one told me I should leave. Neither did Frank Lampard, the transfers I had didn’t happen. The loans didn’t happen, but no one told me at the club that I should leave either.”
On his contract situation at Chelsea, “At the end of the day, everyone, me and the club know how much I like this club and everything, so it’s down to people who make these types of decisions, but, at the moment for me, it’s to concentrate on important matches and targets.”
“The rest, I think I’m sure we will resolve it. I always say I love it here at Chelsea, so it will be my priority number one.”
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