Antonio Rudiger has admitted the alleged racist abuse incident at Tottenham Hotspur in December left him feeling alone and also disappointed that it went unpunished.
During Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the German defender alleged that he was the subject of monkey chants from some home supporters.
However, the north London club and the Metropolitan Police found no evidence of any racist abuse after ‘extensive reviews of CCTV images and footage’.
Tottenham added in their statement that they fully supported Rudiger and his actions, however admitted that they could not pinpoint an action to ‘corroborate or contradict the allegation’.
Click to play
Tap to play
The video will start in8Cancel
Chelsea’s 2-1 win over the Lilywhites at Stamford Bridge was the first time the two teams faced up against each other since December, with Rudiger starting the match.
During the first half of the game, the 26-year-old was subjected to boos from some Spurs supporters when he was on the ball.
And while Rudiger admits he has been supported by Chelsea and Spurs players, including some classy words from Harry Kane, he has been left to feel like a ‘bogeyman’ and alone.
“I’m very careful with this. I’m not in the investigations. I’m not a police officer,” Rudiger said. “I just hope always people do their job right. But nothing happened and, to be honest, it was not a surprise.
“For me, it was not a surprise, because they always get away with it. Not always, sometimes they get punished but mostly they get away with it.
“I’m not trying to offend but you [white] people will never understand what goes through my mind in this moment. Or other black players’ minds. I am alone. I am totally alone. It’s nice if people are speaking up for me but at the end of the day it just replays. Authority wise I’m alone.
“The support from my club was there. Also…