Antonio Rudiger has hit back at Leicester City players after Chelsea’s 2-1 win over the Foxes on Tuesday.
Rudiger said that him and his teammates decided to punish Brendan Rodgers side for ‘disrespecting’ Chelsea after the FA Cup final on Sunday.
Recall that while celebrating Leicester’s FA Cup victory at Wembley, Ghanaian defender, Amartey was filmed throwing Chelsea’s pennant on the floor in the dressing room.
Rudiger and his team-mates got their revenge on Tuesday evening as they secured a 2-1 victory over Brendan Rodgers’ side at Stamford Bridge to tighten their grip on a top-four finish in the Premier League.
And Rudiger pointed out that Amartey’s actions gave Chelsea’s players extra motivation to beat Leicester.
“We wanted to show to them because top four was on the line and unfortunately some people from them don’t know how to celebrate,” Rudiger told Chelsea TV.
“We had to punish them for this. After we lost the final, we talked with each other, that it’s a massive game coming up and we are on it.
“Some people from them gave us a bit more motivation.
“Congratulations to them, they won [in the FA Cup final], celebrate and everything. But don’t disrespect the club history. This is a bit bigger than you.”