Antonio Rudiger says Chelsea have achieved their goals ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup final against Arsenal but admits that he is not satisfied with his own standards on the pitch.
The Blues secured qualification for the Champions League with a win against Wolves on July 26 following a season disrupted by the global coronavirus pandemic.
However, they conceded 54 goals throughout the Premier League season – their worst total since Roman Abramovich took control at Stamford Bridge in 2003 – and are 3-0 down on aggregate in their Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich.
“For me personally, first of all I do not want to give any excuses,” Rudiger says.
“It has been a tough season with everything going on. Just in the performances, there were some good games and also bad games. It has been up and down.
“Me, personally with my season, I am not that happy. But at the end of the day as a collective, we achieved our goals and this is what matters. We still have two games to go and this is what I am focused on. Everything else I will analyse myself and go on to next season.
“If I reflect on the way we had to get to this final, it was tough. The season was tough for everyone. I had injuries, the coronavirus pandemic, it was really difficult. But we are there now and we want to do everything to win that trophy.”