“It is crazy I get myself in positions like this in the last minutes against United and I was there now against Leeds,” Antonio Rudiger said after the latest Premier League game.
“For me, it’s important just to try to help the team and show who I am. I just thought okay, let’s go forward as there is nothing to lose.
“It always feels like a 50-50 game against a team like Leeds. It’s never easy because of their high intensity. We try to match it. I really respect their way of playing.”
“They run a lot, they play everywhere on the field man-to-man so it’s not easy because they’re matching your own game, so to get three points against them is very important after the loss at West Ham.”
In the Leeds game, Rudiger won two penalties for his team, an extremely rare feat for a defender.
After the game, the German got involved in a scrap with Leeds players which could also be described as ‘crazy’ – but, at least, it shows that his passion has not got away despite all those rumors about his future.