To get news directly on the go, download the Real Chelsea Fans App
Following Frank Lampard’s departure as Chelsea boss, Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger was accused of playing a role in Lampard’s dismissal.
Rudiger has revealed he played no role in Lampard’s dismissal and insists his conscience is clear.
“I have been in the club into my fourth season and I have had four different coaches, with Tuchel now, and it was never talked about when Sarri left the club or when Conte left the club that players were involved or something like this,” Rudiger told Chelsea’s official website.
“My conscience is clear. I know who I am and I know I did not do all that nonsense that came out and for me in my head, I am very free. I am open for every new coach, as I was open also for Mr Lampard.
“I cannot control people’s emotions but people should be human beings. Me, I didn’t post anything but the racial abuse was immense. This makes me stronger because I know who I am, I can look in the mirror and I can smile. I know I didn’t do anything so for me this is forgotten.
“For me in life it is very important I can look in the mirror, I see myself, I know who I am. Of course it hurts but in this case I just block it out because I know I didn’t do anything.”