Antonio Rüdiger opens the other Bernabéu tomorrow. Five months after suffering the atmosphere of the Madrid stadium as a Chelsea player, against Betis. He will experience the opposite sensation, that of feeling the wind in favor of a stand that will turn to him and Tchouaméni. The two new faces of the white team this campaign.
Antonio Rüdiger, along with the rest of the players from Chelsea, PSG, and City, was on the other side of the historic Champions League, that Madrid won last season. A title forged in the magical nights of the white coliseum. The defender was part of the list of players by Real Madrid. That starred in three absolutely unforgettable nights.
The one that the center-back had to suffer occurred on April 12 in the quarterfinals. Chelsea, with Rüdiger in the starting eleven, appeared at the Santiago Bernabéu with the difficult mission of coming back from 1-3 at Stamford Bridge.
Madness in extra time and he almost succeeds. But after turning the Bernabéu upside down with a 0-3 score, a score in which Rüdiger collaborated by scoring a header to make it 0-2, the English team could not handle the Bernabéu-Madrid connection. Rodrygo’s goal unleashed the fury of the white stadium and Tüchel’s team ended up kneeling in extra time. Rüdiger, who lived against the spectacular atmosphere of the Bernabéu, is ready to experience such nights now dressed in white.
The debut of Antonio Rüdiger and Tchouaméni at the Bernabéu has been delayed. Real Madrid needs to adjust the calendar to the process. Now, after the first three days away from home, it’s time to introduce himself to the fans. Rüdiger has ballots to start against Betis. He has been in two of the four games played by Real Madrid. He is being important for Ancelotti and has already played 206 minutes. His ability to play central and lateral is giving the white coach a lot of room in his exchange policy.