Rudiger opens up on Chelsea future amid Spurs links

Will Ford
Frank Lampard Antonio Rudiger Chelsea

Antonio Rudiger has opened up on his future at Chelsea after he came close to leaving the club in the summer.

The German international came close to leaving Stamford Bridge having fallen down the pecking order under Frank Lampard, with Spurs and PSG among those interested.

Germany boss Joachim Low said the centre-back “tried everything to leave Chelsea” in search of more game time.

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But he now admits he is happier with his situation, having worked his way back into the fold in recent weeks.

“I’m satisfied with how the situation has developed in the past weeks,” Rudiger told SID (via Metro)

“Now I see myself as a permanent part of the team.

“I had a tough time, so I also checked other transfer options but I received positive signals from the coaching team.”

Rudiger also gave his verdict on compatriot Timo Werner’s start to life at Chelsea.

“The league has accepted Timo really well,” Rudiger added.

“Timo integrated into the team and the league very quickly.

“He can use his speed very well, causes defenders huge problems and exudes confidence all the time.”