Thomas Tuchel hands fans official Rudiger update and announces he wants defender at Stamford Bridge
Thomas Tuchel says it will take more than just ‘words and pampering’ to convince Antonio Rudiger to stay at Chelsea
Rudiger has been a standout performer for Chelsea this season and one of the clubs most important players, but he could leave the club at the end of the season as his contract expires.
It is no secret that his preference would be to stay, but there has been a number of top clubs show an interest in getting a possible deal done at the end of the season, which has left many Chelsea fans shocked at the fact he could leave
However, Tuchel remains hopeful his fellow countryman will choose to extend his stay in west London, telling reporters on Friday he was relaxed about the situation.
Asked whether he had been taking Rudiger for coffee and dinner to get him on side, Tuchel joked: ‘I don’t know if that helps! Maybe that would push him out.
‘I don’t feel he needs a lot of coffees with me. He needs to feel the connection and the trust, he wants to feel it by minutes and actions. He doesn’t need words and pampering.
‘He is a top professional, this is what he proves. He is very important, nothing has changed.
‘It’s in good hands, I trust the club and my player. it’s not a problem for me. Toni can still deliver for us so he’s super reliable, nothing has changed.
‘Once something changes you will be one of the first to know.’
Rudiger is one of the very best defenders in the game and Chelsea would be massive fools to let him leave, we have said that before and will again
So at the end of the day, give him the contract that he deserves and dont lose such an important player