Real Madrid is doing a smart job again: After signing a contract with David Alaba last summer, now another reinforcement has arrived in the back line, and it is Antonio Rudiger, the German national team player. In addition to Antonio Rudiger, Real Madrid has been strengthened by the arrival of Aurélien Tchouaméni, Much is expected of this young midfielder, and he is considered the greatest talent in today's football Antonio Rudiger talked about the match against Real Madrid, even when he was a Chelsea player, but also about his preferences in the final.
"When I played against Real, the deal was not concluded yet. My goal was to go further. I am a professional and it was easy for me to be maximally concentrated. When the finals were played, I knew I would be a new Real player and I cheered for them.
This edition of the Champions League was amazing, "Rudiger said at the presentation.
Barcelona was interested
Many teams were in the game for his signature, even Barcelona, but in the end, Rudiger decided that Madrid was the best place for him.
"There was interest from Barcelona, but I told my agent - either Real Madrid or nothing," the German recalled. Antonio Rudiger also revealed who is his favorite defensive player who played for Real Madrid and singled out one Portuguese.
"If I have to single it out, it's Pepe. I love the characteristics he possesses. According to what I've been told about him, he's extremely friendly and sociable off the field, but when he steps on it he becomes a beast."
The German revealed that Ancelotti played a big role in his transfer and that he spoke to him twice before signing for Real Madrid. Precisely, the Italian is most responsible for the arrival of Rudiger. "The first time they contacted me was in September last year.
The second time was this April. That's when I talked to Ancelotti. That was the key moment and that's when I decided to play for Real," Rudiger concluded. This will be a big challenge in Rudiger's career, given that he is coming to the biggest club in the world that has only the biggest ambitions of each season.
Real Madrid has shown its class many times, just like last season. Now they have further strengthened the team and will compete again for the title in the Champions League, but La Liga will remain a big goal of this team. We’ll see if I can win the Spanish League again.