Antonio Rudiger was addressing a press conference following his team’s FA Cup final loss to Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, May 14th, 2022.
Rudiger stated that the sanctions imposed by the UK government had no bearing on his choice to quit Chelsea. Commenting on his departure, he said;
“There was a chance but sanctions are not the problem. I don’t want to go too deep in things.
At the end of the day it’s not only about one side (helping the other), it’s both sides – Chelsea have been great to me, and I have been great to Chelsea.
As always, I am very, very thankful me, my family. I became a man here. My kids were born here and everything. London and especially Chelsea will always be special to me.”
Rudiger is set to join Real Madrid once the season ends on Sunday, May 22nd, 2022.
At the Galacticos, the 29-year-old is estimated to earn £400,000 per week.