Real Madrid star Antonio Rudiger has uncovered he fulfilled a childhood fantasy in becoming a member of the La Liga giants.
Rudiger rated amid the most coveted defensive totally free brokers this summer season as his Chelsea agreement came to an stop.
The Blues had been eager to re-indicator the Germany international, who experienced to start with joined the club back in 2017 from Roma whilst Manchester United also turned their eyes in the direction of Rudiger as they sought to strengthen at the back again.
For Rudiger, even so, there was only at any time a person possibility.
The centre-back again was unveiled as a Madrid signing in July right after finishing a free transfer, and he has now discovered that turning down the two Premier League clubs and heading to the Bernabeu was a uncomplicated conclusion.
“There have been only two solutions for me: both I stay at Chelsea or I go to Real. Germany was not a really serious solution,” he defined to Sport 1 whilst on international obligation with Germany..
“Premier League was a aspiration. Real Madrid is a fantasy. It is a little something more substantial.”
Rudiger’s Madrid idol
The defender went on to state that a previous Madrid favorite had a significant effect on him rising up.
“Pepe was my significant part product at Real Madrid, as I usually desired to be like him. I used to enjoy videos of him straddling his opponents,” he added.
“I was still young and wished to demonstrate all people that I can be challenging too. That was in my head. Nuts how good Pepe was. Not only in a duel, but also in the video game construction.
“Today, nevertheless, every person at True tells me that he was basically a incredibly tranquil character off the pitch. And guess what? He was the only player I at any time waited an hour to get his jersey for.”
“Pepe, Sergio Ramos and Thiago Silva are the a few player names I’m most proud of in my package collection. Complete legends.”