“First of all, I’m very grateful to be here. It’s like I’m dreaming, but this is real and I feel immense pleasure to be here. I’ve never seen anything like this before, Real Madrid City is simply spectacular, it thrills me and I look forward to the day when I start training there,” said Rudiger.
The German defender talked about himself when the interviewer asked him to define his play.
“I’m a player with a strong character, but I think it’ s best to leave the rest to others and not to talk too much about yourself. I think it’s hard to improve your speed, but I’m lucky because it’s something I have thanks to my genetics and I’m really pleased about that. On the pitch, I’m focused exclusively on work, but off the pitch I’m funny and I like to laugh and make people have a good time. But most of all I can laugh at myself. Since Toni Kroos is already in the team, and I don’t like to be called Antonio, I’d like people to call me Rudi,” he explained.
Rudiger also shared his thoughts about coach Carlo Ancelotti.
“Ancelotti, the manager, has played a big part in this. After I spoke to him I was convinced I wanted to join Real Madrid. But in general, everything this club represents is evident. It’s an honour to play for Carlo Ancelotti. I’m convinced I can still learn a lot from him, and I hope he can help me win another Champions League here,” he concluded.