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Antonio Rudiger "very happy" with FA Cup final victory

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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger says that he is "very happy" to have ended his first season in English football with victory over Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has said that he is "very happy" to have ended his first season in English football with a trophy.

Rudiger put in a man-of-the-match display as Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 in this afternoon's FA Cup final at Wembley, with Eden Hazard's first-half penalty proving to be the difference between the two sides.

The German defender acknowledged that Chelsea's Premier League season had been "bad" - only managing a fifth-place finish as defending champions - but is pleased to have at least ended it on a high note.

"It is important we lifted the trophy, especially after we didn't play a good season," Rudiger told BBC Sport.

"Chelsea is about winning titles. Although we had a bad season we still won a trophy. Especially for me, this is my first season and I win a trophy. I am very happy."

Rudiger made 44 appearances for Chelsea across all competitions this season.


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