?Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has admitted that he is enjoying Maurizio Sarri’s high-pressing style, while suggesting the new manager’s tactics suit him better than those of Antonio Conte last season.
The Germany international, who has started all four games so far this season as part of a reshuffled back four alongside David Luiz, revealed that he is enjoying the positive football under Sarri.
Rudiger said (via the Daily Mail): “
“Mostly [Sarri] likes the defenders to play the ball short and keep possession. I have shown so far I can do it but I want to improve every day.
“He is a coach who is not happy, he is always saying you can do better, and that keeps you alive.”
Despite the positivity Rudiger described at Chelsea under Sarri, the 25-year-old still admitted that the Blues’ perfect start to the season has come as a surprise to him.
He explained: “