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I played in attacking line in the past - Rudiger

Wed 30 December 2020 | 17:46

Rudiger has performed well in Chelsea's defense but has played in attack in the past.

Chelsea

defender Antonio Rudiger has claimed that he has played in the attacking line in the past.

Rudiger joined Chelsea from

Roma

in 2017 for £29 million and has played in the team's defense ever since. He has played 120 games for Chelsea in the Premier League and has been the Blues' main defender during this time. He is also a key player in the German national team and has played 37 national games for his country's national team and participated in the 2018 World Cup. Now Rudiger claims that in the past, he played in the offensive line.

"I played at Hertha Zehlendorf in the attack together with John Brooks who is a Bundesliga defender at Wolfsburg today. We played with a three-man forward line: John in the middle, me on the left and Jerome Kiesewetter, who now plays for Inter Miami in the USA, on the right," Rudiger told T-Online. 

"Jerome and I were pretty fast, John was technically good and very tall early on - he mostly headed the balls in from the centre. We were very good, and that's how we came to the attention of the professional clubs - at that time, it was the winger Antonio Rudiger! 

"John then went to Hertha and was retrained as a central defender. I switched to BVB and also became a defender. Jerome remained a striker."


source: SportMob