“Hazard Is The Best Player In The World After Messi” – Antonio Rudiger

“Hazard Is The Best Player In The World After Messi” – Antonio Rudiger

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger believes Kylian Mbappe in an incredibly fast player but rates club team-mate Eden Hazard above him.

Rudiger who played against The French 19-year-old World Cup winner in Germany’s goalless draw with France said :

“Mbappe is unbelievably fast, really good.

“To stop him, you have to do it as a team because alone, good luck! But for me the best in the world is Messi, then Hazard.

The German international also spoke about the playing style of new boss Maurizio Sarri, stating that he prefers the new coach’s playing style to that of Antonio Conte.

“I played for Roma in Italy so I knew the way the manager liked to play and it was something I favoured.

“He wants us to press high compared to last season when everyone knows we sat back.

“Now it is different. We create a lot of chances and for me that’s very good. Mostly he likes the defenders to play the ball short and keep possession.

“I have shown so far I can do it but I want to improve every day. He is a coach who is not happy, he is always saying you can do better, and that keeps you alive.

“To be honest, I’m surprised how well we’ve done because players like Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante had big World Cups and came back late for training. They are in good shape and that’s impressive.”

Rudiger has been a regular feature for Chelsea, as the blues have enjoyed an 100 percent start to the season.

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