Brazilian centre-back Thiago Silva joined Chelsea this summer after his Paris Saint-Germain contract expired.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has admitted he is excited about the prospect of teaming up with Thiago Silva at Chelsea, widely considered as one of the best centre-backs of his generation.
Rudiger told Chelsea’s official website: “He is one of the best of his generation, definitely.
“Of course, first of all, to learn from such a great player and everything, and also to have the chance to play alongside this type of player, it is massive. I think it gives everyone a boost and I’m looking forward to it.”
Rudiger also admitted the Chelsea players are just as excited as the rest of us and eager to help the new signings settle quickly at Chelsea.
“Because there’s a lot of new faces, of course people get excited, not only the fans and media but also ourselves. It will be an interesting season, definitely,” he added.
“First of all for the players is to take the responsibility to bring in the new players and make them feel comfortable to join them into the team. That’s the responsibility of the players who were here last season and in the years before.”