Antonio Rudiger explains Real Madrid shirt number choice

Antonio Rudiger has confirmed he will take the number 22 shirt vacated by Isco at Real Madrid.

The new signing has worn the number 2 shirt ever since his move to Roma in 2015, taking that number at Chelsea and even wearing the 2 on the international stage with Germany.

At Real, however, the 2 shirt belongs to right-back Dani Carvajal, so Rudiger went for the next best thing.

“My favourite number is 2, but that belongs to Carvajal,” he said. “They offered me 12 or 22 and I took 22.”

Isco had worn the 22 shirt since the 2015/16 season, following in the footsteps of Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso…


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