Antonio Rüdiger explains: That’s not why I switched to Barça


Antonio Rüdiger explains: That’s not why I switched to Barça

Antonio Rudiger

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Antonio Rüdiger revealed in an interview why he didn’t switch to FC Barcelona in the summer. Besides Real Madrid, only one other club came into question for the international.

Antonio Rudiger revealed in an interview why he didn’t switch to FC Barcelona in the summer. Besides Real Madrid, only one other club came into question for the international.

“I thought that me real Madrid would never happen. It just didn’t even cross my mind,” Ruediger told the Spanish sports newspaper AS. Numerous clubs were interested in him in the summer. However, only two clubs came into question for the native of Berlin.

“Obviously there were more teams but I only considered two, Chelsea and Real Madrid. In London I’d worked very hard over the last five years and gained a certain status. That was it, wasn’t it Madrid“, stressed Ruediger.

Also the Barcelona FC wanted to sign the 29-year-old. However, the Catalans didn’t stand a chance against Real Madrid, as Rüdiger revealed: “They [Barça] knocked on my door, they did. But for me that wasn’t an option. Like I said, Madrid wasn’t even a dream for me because it seemed out of reach… If you look at the names that have played here: Zidane, Ronaldo, Cristiano… To have the opportunity to play with Playing Modric, Kroos or Benzema… It was hard to say no.” (Quoted via sports picture)

When his move to the Bernabéu was confirmed, Rüdiger continued, he was overwhelmed. Half-brother and advisor Sahr Senesie brought him the news: “He was the one who told me. I couldn’t believe it! I still can’t explain what I felt. I still get goosebumps.”

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