Antonio Rudiger has clarified that despite Barcelona's interest in him during the summer,

he accepted a contract offer from Real Madrid.

Rudiger claims that many teams, including Madrid's bitter rivals,

they contacted him in the summer after his contract with Chelsea expired.

The German footballer Antonio Rudiger claims he never gave Camp Nou much thought,

claiming that Santiago Bernabeu was always his top pick due to the club's star strength.

despite not always being a certain starter like he was at Chelsea.

Los Blancos are now in second position in La Liga,

two points behind league leader Barcelona as club football breaks for the World Cup.

Rudiger was selected to play for Hansi Flick's team in Qatar as Germany seeks to

avenge their humiliating group stage loss as holders from the previous year.

 The first game they play is on November 23 versus Japan.

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