‘I cannot give myself a contract’ – Player waiting for Chelsea contract offer

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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has revealed he is waiting for the club to offer him a new contract with his current deal set to run out next year.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the defender said: “Inside myself, I was always calm and relaxed, I’ll be very honest. I was not going crazy because I was not playing at the beginning and when you’re not in the squad, you think ‘oh wow, what’s happening?’

“But then suddenly I was back in the team and got some games. From that moment on, my head was ‘I’m staying here at Chelsea and trying to fight for my spot’. In the last games of Frank Lampard, I was featuring even more.

“Lampard in or out, I would have stayed anyway.

“The thing is I cannot give myself a new contract. The talks have to come from the board, from Marina [Granovskaia], I’m very calm when it comes to that.”

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