The German was speaking in an interview with Patrick Berger, who is the chief executive officer of Sport 1 in Germany. According to Rudiger, he was sad when he heard that Tuchel’s contract has been terminated at Chelsea.
He bought new players and then dismissed after a few games, the day of his release was sad for me, I wrote to him and thanked him, he was there for everyone, if you look at where we came from and where he took us, he achieved the impossible.
You know how it works in football, sometimes you are the hero, sometimes you are the bogeyman.
Rudiger was frozen out of the Chelsea team under Frank Lampard and was already considering a move away from Stamford Bridge. Tuchel’s arrival at the London club in January 2021 gave the defender a chance in the club.