Chelsea star, Antonio Rudiger, has insisted that he prefers new manager, Maurizio Sarri’s playing style to that of former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte.
The Germany international was signed by Conte last summer and played over 40 games for the club during the 2017/18 season.
Sarri on his part was employed by the Blues this summer after spending three years with Napoli.
The Germany defender is relishing the opportunity to work with Sarri and said he is enjoying the Italian’s more aggressive tactics.
“I played for Roma in Italy so I knew the way the manager liked to play and it was something I favoured,” he told the Mail on Sunday.
“He wants us to press high compared to last season when everyone knows we sat back.
“Now it is different. We create a lot of chances and for me that’s very good. Mostly, he likes the defenders to play the ball short and keep possession.
“I have shown so far I can do it but I want to improve every day. He is a coach who is not happy, he is always saying you can do better, and that keeps you alive.
“To be honest, I’m surprised how well we’ve done because players like Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante had big World Cups and came back late for training. They are in good shape and that’s impressive.”