EPL: Good news, I’m happy – Tuchel on extension of Azpilicueta, Rudiger’s contracts


Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has commented on the contracts situation of César Azpilicueta and Antonio Rüdiger.


Tuchel confirmed that Chelsea has extended Azpilicueta’s contract, adding that it was good news and he is happy,


He also expressed confidence that Ruidger would extend his contract with Chelsea.


Speaking during his pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash against Brentford on Saturday, Tuchel said:

“I knew it was going to happen because I knew the number of games. It’s good news for us.


“I knew the number of games. We needed to make him [Azpilicueta] stay and make his contract extension. So that makes me happy. You know how much I rely on him.”


On Rudiger, he added: “The situation is the situation. Our hands are tied. We can’t speak to him or offer him. We can’t negotiate with his agent, so fair enough if he listens to other offers. But I’m still confident.”

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