Thomas Tuchel has confirmed the departure of Antonio Rudiger at the end of the season.
“Toni, the media is all over it. The current situation is that he wishes to leave the club. In a private conversation, he informed me of this.”
“We gave everything – me and the club – but we couldn’t fight any longer due to the actions.” Without the sanctions, we would be able to fight on, but our hands are tied. We don’t take anything personally. It is his choice.”
“He is a key figure and will remain so until the end of the season.” However, it is disappointing. We’ll miss him terribly. In the locker room, he inspires confidence. The kind that everyone fears, but the kind thatThe kind everyone is afraid of, but the kind to play 50-55 games at an outstanding level.”
“He been a top defender in the last one and a half years for me. We then need to find another solution.”