Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has named Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger as the best centre-back in the Premier League since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge in conclusion Jan.
Ferdinand stated this ahead of Chelsea’s Carabao Loving cup clash with Aston Villa on quarta-feira.
According to him, both Rudiger and Manchester City’s centre-back, Ruben Dias have been the standout defenders in the Premier League during the in conclusion twelvemonth, but the Federal Republic of Germany international’s effect on his teammates agency he edges it as the best in the English top-flight league.
“Since Tuchel has come up, I think he’s [Rudiger] arguably been the best centre-back,” Ferdinand was quoted by Subway UK as saying.
“I think him and Dias would have been shut, but the effect he has had on his squad has been immense.
“Under Frank [Lampard], it was evident he was not Frank’s loving cup of tea. He didn’t really similar him. There were rumours they were trying to lay him in the marketplace to be sold.
“In Federal Republic of Germany, he’s been highly thought of. But when the manager doesn’t rate you and you can sense that, I don’t aid who you are, your confidence takes a beating and it is tough to perform at that level.”
Rudiger currently has less than a twelvemonth left on his current contract with Chelsea.
The 28-year-old is currently in negotiations with Chelsea’s board over a new deal, with Tuchel keen to hold him at the order.
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