Antonio Rudiger has said that Maurizio Sarri’s “terrifying” reaction after Chelsea’s loss against Wolves was what inspired them to the victory against Manchester City.
The Blues lost their match against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side by 2-1 even after taking the lead at the Molineux.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has confessed that it was manager Maurizio Sarri’s “terrifying” post-match reaction after their loss against Wolves that inspired them to win against reigning Premier League champions Manchester City. The Blues dished out a clinical performance against the defending English champions and registered a famous win at Stamford Bridge in their 15th match of the season.
The German centre-back said, “After the Wolves game, he was terrifying.” Rudiger added, “He was going crazy. But that was OK, because we shouldn’t have lost this match.
He also said, “The day after, he was very calm and clear-minded. He spoke with us and made it clear that we have to believe in ourselves. He wanted us to go into the City game looking for the win.”
Rudiger has found himself a permanent place in the heart of the backline alongside David Luiz since the arrival of Maurizio Sarri at the west London club and has been a mainstay in the Chelsea lineup. Speaking about their mindset going into the Manchester City game, the player said, “Two teams, Tottenham and Wolves, proved us wrong. That’s why, against Manchester City, everyone saw a team that was ready to fight. We wanted to take the supporters with us and we did that.” He added, “Against Manchester City we were very clinical, which was also important. That has been missing over the last month, but against City we did something out of nothing.”
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