'No need': Ally McCoist fuming with player for what he did at the World Cup yesterday, he left Chelsea in summer

Ally McCoist has ripped into former Chelsea player Antonio Rudiger for what he did at the World Cup yesterday.

Rudiger, who was such an instrumental figure at Chelsea before leaving in the summer and joining Real Madrid on a free transfer, is regarded as one of the top defenders around.

The 29-year-old centre-back is someone that plays with a lot of character and personality.

He was part of a Germany side that were beaten 2-1 by Japan on Wednesday at the World Cup, which puts them at serious risk of not getting out of their group if they lose their next match to Spain.

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Rudiger at World Cup

TalkSPORT pundit McCoist did single out Rudiger for big criticism for one moment in Germany’s loss against Japan.

He’s been slammed for doing a bizarre exaggerated run when shepherding the ball out of play from Takuma Asano.

For Chelsea supporters, they’ll be very familiar of these long strides with high knees that the German defender sometimes does on the pitch.

McCoist has fumed with Rudiger over the incident:

“Rudiger at 1-0, he outpaced somebody and gave it the high horse kicking legs. I thought to myself, “there’s no need for that and that might just come back and bite you“. Boy, did it come back and bite him. There’s something beautiful about it,” he told talkSPORT.

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In our view, Rudiger wasn’t being disrespectful.

He’s a unique character that showed some oddness with his crazy running technique, but it was over a ball that was travelling out for a goal-kick.

It’s something everyone should be able to draw a line in the sand in very quickly.

Rudiger’s immediate focus will be on trying to help Germany bounce back in a crunch fixture against Spain, which could end their World Cup hopes for another

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