Antonio Rudiger praises new Chelsea signing Kepa Arrizabalaga after winning debut - football

Antonio Rudiger praises new Chelsea signing Kepa Arrizabalaga after winning debut

Kepa Arrizabalaga kept a clean sheet on his Chelsea debut (Picture: Getty)
Antonio Rudiger was full of praise for Kepa Arrizabalaga after his assured Chelsea debut against Huddersfield.
The 23-year-old was thrust into the heat of battle just three days after completing his world-record move from Athletic Bilbao as Chelsea got Maurizio Sarri’s tenure off to the perfect start with a 3-0 win.
Kepa faces a difficult task to succeed Thibaut Courtois who played a pivotal role in Chelsea’s two most recent Premier League title winning campaigns, but Rudiger insists the initial signs are promising.
Goals from N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Pedro helped Chelsea to a 3-0 win (Picture: Getty)
‘He did well,’ the German centre-back said of the shot-stopper. ‘He tried to speak as much as he could. It was good, we have a good understanding and he is a quality player.
‘He did well with [communication]. When we needed to help him, we helped him.
‘Today in general for us was a very good day. We all know Thibaut’s [Courtois] quality, but Thibaut is no longer a Chelsea player.
‘I wish him good luck at Real Madrid but now we have to concentrate on Kepa because he is our goalkeeper.
‘In his work he is very confident and off the pitch he is a quiet guy.’
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