Rudiger is a quick, strong and aggressive defender who always looks confident on the pitch. The versatile defender is capable enough to play either as a wingback or on the flank. This is certainly one of Rudiger’s most underrated qualities, the quality to be able to blend in any formation. Here are three reasons why Rudiger is one of the best defenders in the world.
1. Strong Physicality and aggressiveness
Good physicality is a must for a defender. No one would like their centre back to be bullied by the opposition's attackers. Rudiger is just a brutal competitor who likes to play on the edge. This fierce behavior is the nature of his football and his aggression is one of his main traits.
Under Thomas Tuchel, Rudiger became a rock at Chelsea’s backline and from there, he has inspired the team to reach new heights. His mental toughness is what differs from other players. It’s Rudiger’s determination and will to fight that helps the team win big games and big titles.
Antonio Rudiger is arguably one of the fastest centre backs in the Premier League at the moment. Having a quick defender has become crucial in modern football. You need to have a quick defender in your backline, or else they will be outpaced by the opposition. Rudiger's quick footing is what facilitates him to be toe-to-toe with the opposition's attackers.
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