Germany defender and Chelsea new signing Antonio Rudiger says the impact of Antonio Conte on the likes of Nigeria's Victor Moses and Spanish defender Marcos Alonso is one of the key reasons why he made the switch to Stamford Bridge.
The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup winner with Germany believes he is stepping up to a new level at Chelsea and is relishing working under Conte at Bridge.
"I played in Italy and I spoke with a couple of team-mates – for example [Daniele] De Rossi – and he told me a lot about Antonio Conte and [his quality] is visible.
"You saw it last season, in the seasons before at Juventus and with Italy as national coach. He is a fantastic coach because he has improved a lot of players like Alonso and Moses – they played a great, great season. That's why I thought, 'I want to be part of that'."
Rudiger said told Beinsports
Rudiger joined the reigning Premier League champion from Roma in a deal that could rise to be worth £34million, shortly after making four appearances in Germany's triumphant Confederations Cup campaign.
Chelsea will depart for its pre-season tour in China on Tuesday, while Rudiger is looking forward to getting acquainted with the Nigerian and the Spaniard– players whose improvements in Conte's wing-back system last season showcased the Italian's prowess as a coach.