His new coach’s name was in the first few lines he told Chelsea’s official website right after signing his contract a few days ago.
Now that he’s actually joined the team and has spent a little time working with Antonio Conte, he’s even more sure that he made the right choice joining the Blues.
Not to be disrespectful, but we speak about Roma and Chelsea… Chelsea is a big club
Antonio Rudiger started telling reporters, risking disrespecting Roma, despite this not being his intention.
Roma is a big club too, in Italy, but I think Chelsea is a different level and of course the biggest reason for my move was the coach, Antonio Conte
the 24-year-old defender said.
I played in Italy and I spoke with a couple of teammates – for example De Rossi – and he told me a lot about Antonio Conte. It’s visible how different he is
the Germany international said, having even more praise for his new coach.
You saw it last season, in the seasons before at Juventus and with Italy as national coach. He is a fantastic coach because he has improved a lot of players like Alonso and Moses, who played a great, great season. That’s why I thought, ‘I want to be part of that’
were Rudiger’s words, who now has the challenge to prove that Chelsea were right to spend £34 million to sign his from Roma.