Antonio Rudiger told he’ll ‘regret’ Real Madrid actions, as Chelsea ace cites two reasons for crushing Champions League loss

Rio Ferdinand believes that Antonio Rudiger will regret how he reacted to the Real Madrid players after Chelsea’s elimination from the Champions League.

The Blues traveled to Madrid hoping to overturn a two-goal deficit. Goals from Mason Mount and Rudiger erased Real’s lead before Timo Werner put Chelsea ahead on aggregate.

However, Rodrygo equalized the Spanish 10 minutes from time after conceding a divine pass from Luka Modric.

Extra time was expected, with Karim Benzema joining the party in the 96th minute as he edged past Edouard Mendy to make it 5-4 overall.

chelsea he pushed and pushed, although he was unable to send the equalizer to penalties as the reigning champions exited in the quarter-final stages.

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Rudiger was seen reacting badly to several Real Madrid players who tried to hug him immediately after the final whistle.

David Alaba was pushed away after trying to say a few words of comfort to Rudiger and then backed away and fell to his knees screaming. Other Real stars tried to shake hands with Rudiger, but the German remained rooted to the ground.

Speaking in Sport After seeing Rudiger’s reaction, Rio Ferdinand understood that emotions were running high, though he insisted the Chelsea man will regret his response.

“It’s emotional, man. And I don’t think he necessarily wants to react like that or see those photos,” Ferdinand said (through the subway).

“But the feeling there you can’t control. We’ve all been there after the big games, I’ve said and done things that you regret, you think: “that’s not me, that’s not my normal personality”. But this is what football means to people.

“If you see locker rooms after games… imagine that locker room there. There will be things that will fly away.

“I hit the walls, I ended up kicking people sometimes! I ended up in Chelsea kicking someone by accident, you don’t mean it, you just lose your mind, you don’t mean anything by that.

“But I like to see that because that’s the excitement, there’s an interest and a desire to win and they know what it means and how close they came.”

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Rudiger himself spoke with Sport as a result. The central defender praised his team for the way he defended at the Bernabéu. However, he also admitted that superstars Karim Benzema and Luka Modric’s “individual class” proved decisive.

“On both legs, if you make these kinds of mistakes, you get punished,” Rudiger said (through the express).

“It was a matter of life and death for us. Before the game, not everyone thought we could make it 3-0. But then the individual class with Modric and Benzema comes to light, now we are here”.

“The positive is that we did not give up. Not many teams can come here and dominate them like we did. But on both legs, if you make the mistakes we made, you get punished.

“That was the game plan, to find our number 10s with Ruben [Loftus-Cheek] and mason [Mount] between Casemiro and the defense.

“We got the goal and we controlled, we didn’t panic. We did quite well and in the second half we scored goals and did everything we could”.

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