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Graeme Le Saux has compared Antonio Rudiger to former Chelsea star John Terry, claiming the French professional is “someone who is so energetic and angry all the time — a good angry”.
Speaking to The Athletic, Le Saux was discussing the Blues’ defensive record under Thomas Tuchel, with Rudiger playing a key role in the squad.
“Rudiger is in his prime, someone who is so energetic and angry all the time — a good angry,” he said.
“He bangs into people and looks at them as if to say, ‘You want some?’. He’s intense.
“JT was like that. He’d dominate. When he went on the pitch, it was as if he got bigger, taller, wider.
“The job of a defender is to completely spook the attacker you’re up against. The best form of defending is intimidation.
“What better way to intimidate your future opponents than banging out result after result, clean sheet after clean sheet?”