Rudiger reveals the Chelsea player that has earned his respect

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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger signed for the club from Roma in the summer of 2017, and the German international has gone on to be a key player for the club.

Rudiger has now hailed Blues striker Olivier Giroud for his personality, as the Frenchman has made a huge impression on him.

Rudiger has hailed Giroud’s profesionalim despite all the rumours surrounding his January exit.

“It didn’t get to that stage – luckily! He was always professional. He didn’t open his mouth and he didn’t say anything,” Rudiger said.

“We all knew there were rumours but even he was very quiet and just did his work as a professional.”

Rudiger also revealed how Giroud kept working hard and continued his job despite everything, thus earning his respect.

“That’s what I always say. Everyone is always important and, as the manager said, he always behaved well. That’s why I give massive respect to him,” added the centre-back.

“He was always patient, he never said anything, even when his transfer didn’t go through

“He remained humble and worked hard on the pitch. And there was also a difference when he came on against United. Today he had a big impact on the team so I really have to say thank you very much.”

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