"He pinched me on my leg" - Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger says 35-year-old superstar is a 'master of the dark side'


Antonio Rudiger has labelled Luis Suarez as the master of the dark arts. The Chelsea defender added that he is not riled up by Suarez's acts and just focuses on the game.

Suarez was seen pinching Rudiger's leg in an UEFA Champions League game last year to get a reaction from the German defender. The striker is known for such acts to try and get under the skin of his opponents. Recalling that incident, Rudiger added that he knew he had to be careful around the striker and said:

"I don't go into the game saying, I'm going to do this or do that. It's just in the moment it happens. Like in this incident with Suarez, he pinched me on my leg. It's not that I want to play or something like this, because he's also I think a master of the dark side, so you always have to be careful when you play like that because sometimes it goes in your favour, and sometimes it doesn't go in yours."

Rudiger continues "At the end of the day, this is not something that gives me a boost or something like this. He defends his badge; I defend mine. This is all; this is all. I go with no feeling any pressure for his revenge or anything like this. I am just focussed on our targets, and that is to win the game and get through, because Atletico is not only Luis Suarez."

the German continues Honestly, he's a world-class player. He's shown it at every club he has been in Europe, Liverpool, Barcelona, Ajax, now Atletico. He's a very, very good player, and he has a lot of fight in him. and obviously he's a top opponent."

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