Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger has admitted he’s in the best form of his career following yet another impressive performance in the 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night.
After beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 at Stamford Bridge last week in the first-leg, Rudiger’s header helped the Blues secure a 1-0 victory in the second-leg at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Asked whether he’s in the best form of his career at the moment, Rudiger told Sky Sports: “I am enjoying this chapter. I think it is the best time of my career.”
On the stroke of half-time, Antonio Conte’s side looked to have been awarded a penalty for the challenge of Rudiger on Pierre-Emile Højbjerg but VAR overuled the referee as the foul happened outside the box.
When asked whether he thought his tackle on Hojbjerg would stand as a penalty, Rudiger replied: “You never know what could happen, but I was always confident. You can see the footage, he stepped on his own leg and went down. I was calm.”
On his goal against Tottenham, he added: “I knew it my head! I was hoping it would go in, so it was good. I’m working on getting into better positions. Last time we played here, I scored, so it is good to help the team and it was the most important thing to lead by example.”