Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger put in a great display in the Champions League final, as Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 to win the Champions League.
Kai Havertz scored a stunning goal with a calm finish following a brilliant pass from Mason Mount.
Speaking after the game, Rudiger admitted that the team had to suffer for the victory.
The German international said: “I think against a team like this you have to suffer. You know that they will have the ball, you know that you will suffer and you have to be ready for it.
“And the chances you have, you need to finish them off, and we knew that we were going to get the chance.”
In what was a collective team performance, Rudiger chose to hail his defensive partners for the great work they did defensively, and called them warriors.
“We all did well. From the front to the back, everybody defended properly,” the German international said.
“But at the end of the day, us defenders are the last line, so we have to do the job well and we did it excellently.
“Christensen came on and he was straight in the game, Azpilicueta was a warrior, Reece was a warrior, Chilwell was a warrior. This is how we had to be and I’m proud.”