“He was brilliant. I think he can do everything” – Ashley Cole hails Chelsea player after performance against Tottenham

Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has hailed Antonio Rudiger for his brilliant performance as Chelsea beat Tottenham 1-0 on Wednesday night and 3-0 on aggregate to progress to the final of the Carabao Cup.

Rudiger scored the only goal of the game and Cole insists he’s a player that Chelsea cannot afford to lose.

Rudiger is allowed to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs as he has less than six months left on his contract and he is the subject of interest from a host of clubs, including Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Cole said: “Rudiger was brilliant. You can’t lose top, top key players in this dressing room. I think he can do everything.

“He can play out from the back, he can start attacks, he doesn’t like to be beat one v one, so he puts his body on the line. He’s becoming a real leader. He’s temperamental at times.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel gave a positive update on Antonio Rudiger’s Chelsea future following the 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night.

Tuchel told Sky Sports: “Everybody knows [the situation – he is out of contract at the end of the season], let’s wait and see.

“Of course [we are confident of keeping him]. We have things to offer and he is the player he is in a Chelsea shirt and a Chelsea environment. He knows that very well.”

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