Rudiger reveals the reason why Chelsea had to punish Leicester following his goal.
Antonio Rudiger has revealed that the clip of Leicester’s Daniel Amartey flinging Chelsea’s FA Cup final pennant on the ground inspired his side up to win their enormous Premier League encounter on Tuesday night.
Chelsea were beaten by Leicester at Wembley on Saturday, before they put that setback behind them to win a huge league match against the same opposition at Stamford Bridge just three days later.
Between the two matches, a clip surfaced online of Leicester’s Amartey throwing Chelsea’s cup final flag to the floor, a rude moment that Rudiger acknowledges was added motivation for the Chelsea team.
Although Tuchel emphasized that he did not draw up the moment during his team-talk, speaking after the game Rudiger told Chelsea TV:
“Unfortunately, some people in the Leicester team don’t know how to celebrate and we had to punish them, 100 per cent.
“Some of them gave us a bit more motivation after Saturday. Congratulations to them for winning, celebrate and everything, but don’t disrespect club history. This is a bit bigger than you.”
Leicester won their first ever FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday evening, and Ghanaian centre-back Amartey seemed to get a little bit swayed away post-match.
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After receiving their medals and the trophy on the pitch, the Foxes players and staff made their way to the changing rooms, where defender Wesley Fofana publicized the displays to all of his supporters on Instagram Live.
While recording, Amartey was seen pulling up the Chelsea pennant, showing it to the camera before throwing it over his head and behind him onto the floor.
Fofana, who played the full 90 minutes against Chelsea, then flipped the camera and broke into laughter before cutting the video.
And in the consequence, there seemed to be no love lost between the two sides, with an unpleasant row taking place at the end of the match on Tuesday night.
Things got fired towards the end of the game when Ricardo Pereira caught his former Leicester team-mate Ben Chilwell with a late tackle, resulting in a mass touchline tumult.
Rudiger reacted by squaring up to Pereira before the encounter evolved into a larger dispute between the other players, coaches, and substitutes.
Amartey, who was an unused sub for the Foxes, was booked for his involvement in the brawl while Pereira was shown a yellow card for the offensive tackle on Chilwell.
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Rudiger reveals the reason why Chelsea had to punish Leicester following his goal