Antonio Rudiger responds to Paul Pogba biting incident

Antonio Rudiger admitted it was an unfortunate incident.

The German defender broke his silence after an incident appeared that showed him biting Paul Pogba.

Antonio Rudiger appeared to open his mouth and lightly bite Pogba’s back.

No action was taken during the incident and UEFA confirmed Rudiger will face no retrospective action.

“I’m not crying for cards, yellow, red cards, because of such actions,” said Pogba. ‘He nibbled, I think, a little bit on me. But we have known each other for a long time.

“I told the referee and he takes decisions and he took a decision. It’s over.

“It was a great match for us, and I didn’t want him to be suspended because of such a situation.

“It was towards the end of the match. We hugged each other and that’s it.”

The Chelsea defender admitted he shouldn’t have gotten so close to Pogba.

“I should not come close with my mouth to his back, no doubt about it,” Rudiger said. ‘It looks unfortunate.

“Paul and I have talked about it as friends after the final whistle.”


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