New Chelsea signing explains what he will bring to Antonio Conte’s team
Antonio Rudiger tells Chelsea fans that he is a defender who likes to play with passion
Antonio Rudiger has vowed to always give 100 per cent in a Chelsea shirt after completing a move to Stamford Bridge.
The Germany international completed a £34m switch to the Premier League champions from Serie A outfit AS Roma on Sunday afternoon.
Rudiger will be tasked with improving Conte’s Chelsea defence ahead of the west London side’s return to the Champions League next term.
The 24-year-old will have to compete with Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill and David Luiz for a place in Conte’s team in the 2017-18 season.
Rudiger scored two goals in 72 appearances in Serie A during a two-season stay at AS Roma following a move from Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart in 2015.
And the Germany defender is confident his style of football will be a good fit for Chelsea and the Premier League.
“It’s difficult to talk about your own qualities but I would say I enjoy the physical element of the game and putting in strong tackles,” Rudiger told Chelsea’s website.
“I’m a fast player and I play with passion. I always give 100 per cent and I want the fans to know that.”
Chelsea won the Premier League title with two games to spare last season after finishing seven points clear of closest rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the title race.
The Blues have only signed Manchester City reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero in the summer transfer window so far.