“It’s no problem for me” – Rudiger reveals what Tuchel expects from his defenders in the 3-4-3

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Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger has revealed Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel expects his centre-backs in Chelsea’s back 3 to step forward into midfield and initiate attacks with driving runs when the moment is right.

Rudiger, who plays in the left side of the back three, admits he likes the position.

“I like the position,” Rudiger told Chelsea’s official website.

“It’s no problem for me but I also like playing in a back four on the left side. That’s where I’ve been playing for my whole career mostly and you get used to it.

“It comes naturally for me to step forward with the ball, just however and whenever I feel. With the back three, one of the centre-backs can always progress the game and this is what our coach demands.”

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