He’s one of the best players in the world – Antonio Rudiger happy to play with this Real Madrid star again

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New Real Madrid signing Antonio Rudiger has revealed he’s happy to be joining Eden Hazard at Real Madrid.

When asked about a video he urged Hazard not to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid, Antonio Rudiger told Marca: “I remember, I remember… and in the end he stayed that year! He left a season later, after winning the Europa League.

“The day he left we were sad, but then I was happy for him because I knew that Madrid were his dream since he was a kid, he told us. He was a big fan of Zidane.

“I’m very happy to be with Eden again, now at Madrid.

“I know it’s been a tough few years for him, with a lot of injuries and problems, but I still hope Madrid fans can see the Hazard I played with, because he was undoubtedly one of the best players in the world.”

Rudiger was also asked about his character away from the pitch.

“I’m just the opposite of what you see on the pitch. I don’t see myself as a superstar, I’m a normal guy.

“I’m privileged because I have a good life, because I play for very big clubs and that’s why I like to give back to the community what people and football give me. I like to help in hospitals, to be present in Sierra Leone.

“I grew up in a different environment than I can have now. We were not exactly wealthy people, but I have always felt rich because I have been with my family. For me the real wealth is family.”