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EXCLUSIVE: SUMMER SIGNING ANTONIO RÜDIGER WILL SUCCEED AT CHELSEA, SAYS FORMER COACH

When Germany international Antonio Rüdiger joined Chelsea from AS Roma in early July, he maybe wasn’t the glamorous signing that many Chelsea fans were hoping for, having previously been linked with moves for Leonardo Bonucci and Virgil van Dijk. What he did bring with him, though, was plenty of experience, which is crucial in a season where Champions League football returns to Stamford Bridge. Having benefited from a suspension for captain Gary Cahill, he has so far featured in every single league game this season and hasn’t looked out of place whatsoever. Antonio Rüdiger’s ability to quickly adapt to life in the Premier League doesn’t come as a surprise to Tim Jauer, who coached Chelsea’s summer signing at SV Tasmania Berlin between 2002 and 2005. Tim gave us his first impressions of his former player, who he calls Toni, when they first met 15 years ago, his reaction…

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