NEWCASTLE striker Callum Wilson has revealed how difficult it is to play against Antonio Rudiger as he stated the Chelsea defender trash talks non-stop.
The 30-year-old striker wasn’t involved in the Blues’ 1-0 win against the Magpies on Sunday, but he gave his team-mates a warning of what they would be facing.
Newcastle striker has opened up on how difficult it is to play against Antonio RudigerCredit: Getty
WIlson has revealed how Chelsea ace Rudiger constantly trash talks during the matchCredit: AP:Associated Press
Speaking ahead of the clash at Stamford Bridge, the ex-Bournemouth man declared how the German is ‘someone you hate on the pitch’.
Wilson played against the former Roma centre-back in October’s 3-0 defeat against the West London outfit.
And he has opened up on just how hard it is to get past Rudiger as he heaped praise on the Chelsea ace.
Speaking on the recent episode of The Footballer’s Football Podcast, Wilson said: “He’s one player who loves to wrestle with you and fight with you on the pitch.
“Then you think, ‘Oh, I’ve met my match here today’. He’ll give you one, then you’ll give him one. He’s a good player to have battles against.”
Before adding: “He always talks on the pitch. He loves trash talking.
“Everyone I’ve spoken to says he’s such a nice guy off the pitch… then on the pitch he’s someone who you hate – so annoying and frustrating.
“But that’s the sign of a top centre-half.”
His podcast co-host Michail Antonio also agreed with Wilson’s analysis of Rudiger as he praised his pace and strength.
The West Ham centre-forward remarked: “He’s my boy. Such a cool guy.
“He will literally talk to me during the game. He’ll go, ‘Don’t try that, not with me’.
“I knocked it down the line for him, and man is quick, then I’ve gone to shoulder barge him.
“It was evens, no one lost. He was like, ‘Not with me, not with me Mikey!’”