Antonio Rudiger of Chelsea took to Instagram to share a picture of himself and his son King Djamal a day before Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League game against Real Madrid.
Antonio Rudiger is expected to follow Chelsea to Madrid to play the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final game against the Spanish giants. After that, the two clubs are expected to meet at Stamford Bridge for the return leg of the round.
In the picture Rudiger shared on Instagram in which he posed with his son on a bridge, the footballer could be seen carrying his son while having a view of a body of water.
In the caption, the 28-year-old German defender wrote: “quality time with King Djamal 👑💙 #TheCalmBeforeTheStorm 🌪️🔥 #AlwaysBelieve”. His hashtags could be an encrypted message about Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final game scheduled to kick-off at 20:00 on Tuesday, April 27.
Based on the findings of Futballnews, Antonio Rudiger is reportedly married to one Laura. According to reports, their union became official in the summer of 2019.
The alleged marriage between Rudiger and Laura is blessed with King Djamal who was born in February 2020. After the birth of the boy, he announced the boy’s birth by taking to Instagram to write: “That feeling of being a father for the first time is just incredible Welcome to the world, Djamal Sahr Rüdiger”.
Meanwhile, in an interview ahead of the Champions League game between Chelsea and Real Madrid, Antonio Rudiger said Real Madrid’s legends, Brazilian Ronaldo and the current coach of Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, are his football role models.
He described Zidane’s way of playing football as art while he said the Brazilian Ronaldo has everything in football.
“Ronaldo was spectacular, I loved the way he played, he had everything. It’s a shame that he was injured so often,” Rüdiger told Marca.
On Chelsea’s current form, Rüdiger said: “We didn’t start well at all. Now we’re playing at a high level, defending very well, pressing as a unit, working hard, and then we have quality players. That’s why we win a lot of games. It is very difficult to play against us.”
On coming face to face with Real Madrid’s striker, Karim Benzema, Rüdiger said: “He’s one of the best strikers in the world, a player who has been with Madrid for more than ten years and who has achieved everything. A top player. But I’m not alone against him, we are a team.”