I will miss Willian if he leaves, admits Chelsea defender Rudiger
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I will miss Willian if he leaves, admits Chelsea defender Rudiger

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger admits he will miss teammate Willian should he leave the Blues this summer. 

Willian looks set to leave Chelsea after seven years after the winger rejected a new two-year contract. The Brazilian has been linked with a move to rivals Arsenal with reports suggesting he has been in talks with the north London club. And Rudiger says Willian helped him settled in at Chelsea when he signed for the Blues from AS Roma in 2017.

"Since day one of coming to Chelsea, he and David Luiz got me into the team and helped me out in the first couple of months because it was not that easy," he said. 

"He is a great guy and a really, really good footballer. He is calm and humble and it will be sad if I don't see him again as a team-mate. He is not the type of player who talks that much.

Big loss

"He does his thing on the pitch, just like Eden Hazard. By playing, he shows what he is about. He is a guy who dictates the game and not many players in the world have this type of quality."

"He is always training [hard] and practicing free-kicks after. He is someone who always wants to improve."

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