|A training ground incident led to a long squabble between Kepa and Rudiger but Thomas Tuchel insists it's behind them and they're looking forward to the Porto game. (Photo Credit: Sky Sports)|
Chelsea Coach Thomas Tuchel has said a training ground bust-up between defender Antonio Rudiger and goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was "serious" but neither player will be punished due to how they resolved the incident.
Sources have confirmed to Reuters that Rudiger apologized of his own accord once the session finished a few minutes later and this reaction appears to have ensured he will escape any sanction.
He is in line to start Wednesday's Champions League quarterfinal, the first leg against Porto, to be played in Sevilla for COVID-19 reasons.
They cleared the air immediately. This was the most important so there was nothing left one day after. We spoke about the issue, then it was solved."
"Toni sorted it out directly which was also absolutely necessary. It was a strong and brave thing to do. It was the only right thing to do, to clear the air immediately we continued and made our point clear, from the club and from me, that we are happy with the way they dealt with it but these are things that we don't like to accept but for this situation there is no further punishment."