Antonio Rudiger Proud of Chelsea’s Performance Despite FA Cup Heartbreak

Antonio Rudiger Proud of Chelsea’s Performance Despite FA Cup Heartbreak

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:02 PM
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  • Outgoing Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has reacted on the back of Chelsea's FA Cup disappointment
  • The 29-year-old defender played the entire 90 minutes of regulation time and the 30 minutes of extra time as Chelsea failed to bid Rudiger farewell with a trophy as the Blues lost to Liverpool in the FA Cup finals on penalties
  • Rudiger recently signed a four-year deal with Real Madrid and will join the Spanish giants at the end of the season

Soon-to-be Real Madrid centre-half Antonio Rudiger has broken his silence after Chelsea's painful Emirates FA Cup defeat to Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.

Rudiger underlined his supreme defensive abilities and gave his new employers a piece of what they will be seeing on a regular basis from next season with a masterclass display in the heart of the defence for the Blues.

In a post on Twitter, spotted by Sports Brief, Rudiger expressed his disappointment in his team's loss however he was quick to praise his team for the valiant display at Wembley.

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Antonio Rudiger was excellent in the heart of the defence for Chelsea in yesterday's FA Cup finals against Liverpool. Photo credit: @ChelseaFC
Source: Twitter

He managed to keep the fiery attack of the Reds at bay but unfortunately could do little as the Blues crumbled to yet another defeat on penalty shootouts against Liverpool.

What was Rudiger's reaction after Chelsea fell to FA Cup defeat?

The hard-tackling German guardsman could not get the farewell he would have dreamed of after Chelsea stumbled to their third successive defeat in the FA Cup finals but was quick to praise the fans for their unflinching support.

Rudiger reflects on his infamous shove on De Bruyne in the 2021 Champions League finals

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that outgoing Chelsea centre-half Antonio Rudiger took a trip down memory lane to reflect on his Champions League success with the Blues and his infamous shove on Kevin De Bruyne in last season's finals.

Chelsea managed to turn around their 2020-21 season to reach the Champions League finals and had Manchester City on their way to annexing their second 'big-eared' European trophy.

Rudiger's Chelsea managed to pip City to the trophy in yet another all-English final but it came with its own controversy.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.