Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger said he feels comfortable at Chelsea but did not rule out a potential return to the Bundesliga in the future.

The 27-year-old is one of the few more experienced players at Frank Lampard’s disposal at the moment.

He has been one of the first names on the team sheet since recovering from a groin injury that forced him out from September to December last year.

And the former Stuttgart defender said he feels respected at Chelsea and intends to keep it that way.

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Asked about a potential return to the Bundesliga, Rudiger told Sportbuzzer: “I would never rule it out, but it’s not in my head right now.

“I feel good in London and at Chelsea, I am completely accepted and respected – it’s not easy to give up.”

Rudiger also said that becoming a father has helped ease the lock-down period for him, although he also misses the action on the pitch.

He said: “Football is missing, of course. But health comes first. I’m not on a commission to decide anything, so I don’t complain.

“I just became a father, so I’m not going to get bored. With all the negative side effects, there are also worse times when I can be at home around the clock. And I practically never left my house for two months – except in our garden (laughs).

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