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Chelsea Deserved To Be Beaten By Spurs – Rudiger

Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger feels the Blues deserved to lose against Tottenham Hotspurs because of the performance they put in.

Sarri’s men were handed a first defeat of the season at the Wembley stadium. Goals from Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Son Hueng-Min gave Spurs the lead before Giroud scored a consolation.

The German who sat out Chelsea’s 4-0 win against PAOK says it was the whole team having an off day.

“It’s difficult to tell [what went wrong] because sometimes you have one or two players that are not in good shape but it was the whole team.” the Germany international told Sky Sports.

“It was a bit weird. It’s hard to explain but, if you play like this, you deserve to lose.

“I can tell you so many things but it’s just excuses at the end of the day. The only thing I can say is that we have to see this as a very big and hard lesson and move on.

“We have to bounce back. It’s clear. We have to show a reaction.

“We lost this game but do we need to question everything? I don’t think so.

The 25-year-old wants his team-mates to get over the defeat and face the rest of the year in positive manner.

“After defeat you always have to step up. It’s not the end of the world. We are now going into the end of November, December – who thought we would be unbeaten?

“Of course how we lost is very, very bad but at the end of the day it’s not the end of the world. We have to look forward and keep doing what we can do best.

“Fulham is a local derby and it’s very important for the fans and me. It’s my first experience. I take every game seriously and try to win, especially a game like that.”

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