Antonio Rudiger has put pressure on Chelsea to deliver on their end of contract negotiations.
The Germany defender will be a free agent at the end of this season and the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain linked with his signature.
When asked what it will take for him to stay, Rudiger told The Athletic: “I feel great here, I have always said it. I think the way I play you can see that I’m happy here. But there are also other people who have to make decisions.”
Speaking after Chelsea won the FIFA Club World Cup Final by beating Palmeiras 2-1, Rudiger added: “Of course I want to win the Premier League.
“Does it keep getting better and better for me at Chelsea? Yes. We had never won this trophy (FIFA Club World Cup) in Chelsea’s history before. I’m very delighted that we didn’t give up, that we did our thing. We tried everything and won.
“I just want to help, I just want to be important and lead by example. This is the main thing. We all showed character against Palmeiras. None of us gave up. Thiago Silva gave away the penalty (for Palmeiras to equalise) but he didn’t lack anything. He continued and continued. And there was a great impact from the guys who came on from the bench, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Malang Sarr, Timo Werner and Saul Nigues. They all worked very hard.
“The Premier League is the toughest competition to be honest because Manchester City set a very high standard. We have to get to a point where we can go on a long marathon.”f
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