On Monday, June 20th, 2022, German International football player Antonio Rudiger was introduced to the media and a few supporters in attendance at a press conference. Rudiger joined Real Madrid as a free agent after failing to reach an agreement with Chelsea to extend his contract.
The 29-year-old acknowledged his joy at joining the club and assured supporters that he will provide competition anytime he is called upon on the pitch.
At Real Madrid, the most important thing is to win and they have shown it in recent years. Being able to play for a club like Real Madrid is unbelievable. It is normal for Real Madrid to have great players but I am confident in myself. Real Madrid’s first contact with my agent was in September and I spoke with Ancelotti in April and then I made my choice. Barca was interested in me but I told my brother it’s Real Madrid or nothing. 14 Champions Leagues is something impressive. It teaches you what this club is all about, which is winning.
Rudiger will play side by side with David Alaba in the club’s defense wearing the number 22 shirt.