Germany’s head coach Hansi Flick has revealed that Antonio Rudiger is combating to play in opposition to Northern Macedonia on Monday after being handled with a again damage.
Rudiger performed all 90 minutes of Die Mannschaft’s 2-1 World Cup qualifier in opposition to Romania on Friday. Germany wanted second-half targets from Serge Gnabry and Thomas Muller to interrupt Iani Hagi’s strike.
Rudiger was absent from coaching throughout the weekend, with reviews in Germany claiming that he had issues overcoming a again damage and was hesitant about Monday’s conflict in Skopje.
However, Flick revealed at his pre-match press convention that whereas Rudiger is certainly present process therapy for a minor again drawback, he remains to be standing in line to play in opposition to Northern Macedonia.
Rudiger has been in the form of his life in 2021 and performed a giant position within the again when Chelsea gained the Champions League at the tip of final season.
His present contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the tip of this season, however 90 minutes understands that talks a couple of renewal are proving to be problematic. Rudiger needs to be one in every of Chelsea’s highest paid gamers, however the Blues’ provides have to this point been far beneath that mark.
Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are each fascinated about Rudiger’s companies and he can depart Chelsea on a free switch subsequent summer time, whereas Thiago Silva can even depart for nothing. Andreas Christensen, who additionally has a contract however is anticipated to lengthen.
At the identical time, the Blues are able to be a part of the race to signal Villarreal defender Pau Torres, who was of curiosity to Manchester United earlier than securing Raphael Varane’s companies.