Contract Extension: Antonio Rudiger sets date for Chelsea


German defender Antonio Rudiger was quite delighted to know that Thomas Tuchel would love to see him extend his contract with Chelsea, and he is preparing to start negotiating terms after the European Championship in the summer.

The Germany international is slowly approaching the final year on his current contract, having spent four campaigns with the English giant, and several online casinos are looking forward to his next campaign with the club.

Due to his previous exclusion from the team, there were several rumours making rounds regarding the player’s future at the club. But the arrival of Tuchel guaranteed the German defender as a starter in his first-team which led to Rudiger being in the line of players being considered for a contract extension.

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Chelsea manager Tuchel claimed that the Germany international was instrumental in helping the team reach the Champions League final and a top-four finish in the Premier League. Speaking to the media, the Chelsea boss said: “Nothing is better than what he is doing for a new contract.

“If he wants to have a new contract he has our full support to stay at the club. He is speaking with his performances. He has been amazing since day one.”

In response to his manager comments, Rudiger said to Kicker: “That’s nice and I’m happy too.

“You always make your decisions to some extent dependent on the coaching staff, but in the long term, you can never rely on them anyway.

“After the European Championships, we can talk.”

The 28-year-old defender, who joined the English club from AS Roma in the summer of 2017 for £29 million, registered 33 appearances for the club across all competitions this term, with 24 of them coming under Tuchel, who took the manager mantle from Blues legend Frank Lampard in January.

Chelsea will be preparing for the Champions League final against their domestic rivals Manchester City on Saturday, a team they were able to defeat once in the Premier League and once in an FA Cup game this season, and both games were provided with odds from lecasinoenligne casino en ligne.

Speaking about the clash against the Premier League champions, Rudiger added: “City will have the ball more often than we do, we know that.

“But in the back row there are more or less direct duels. Every defender should have the courage to play one-on-one duels.

“Sure, Ilkay [Gundogan], [Phil] Foden, [Riyad] Mahrez, [Kevin] De Bruyne – you can’t give them all a lot of space.

“If we don’t get high into midfield pressing and play the balls to the top, then you have to work hard and, above all, be willing to suffer.”