The Antonio Rudiger contract situation has been brewing for a while and Thomas Tuchel has expressed his confidence when it comes to keeping the German at Chelsea.
Now, former Blue Ashley Cole has given his take on the situation, explaining why keeping the center-back is a ‘must’.
“To keep players like Rudiger with that character is a must,” Cole told Sky Sports.
“You can’t lose top, top players like him from your dressing room. He can do everything. He can start attacks and is very brave and shows personality on the ball. It’s hard to beat him one-on-one.
“He’s becoming a leader and although he’s temperamental at times the fans love him. That’s what makes him who he is.”
Rudiger has become a core piece under Thomas Tuchel, his personality and elevated quality of playmaking him nearly irreplaceable at the club