Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger slowed his thoughts during his training session with Kepa Arrizabalag on Sunday.
The pair found themselves in Cobham on Sunday after Chelsea stars came on Easter to add more miles after a disappointing defeat by West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
The relegation from the Baggies threatened with relegation broke a series of undefeated Blues in 15 games and was the first defeat of Thomas Tuchel’s reign.
It was also a loss that left some tension in the air with a fabricated argument in the locker room after the match between Cesar Azpilicuete and Reece James.
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And that was followed by a fierce exchange between Kepa and Rudiger in training, when the two players had to be separated after a difficult defensive player challenge during a small game.
“Don’t get me wrong, it was serious,” Tuchel said of the incident. “Sometimes you have little, little situations when you look away and let them sort things out.
“That wasn’t the case. We had to get involved in this situation, so it was serious. The way the guys handled the situation was impressive and it showed a lot of character. But the situation was serious.”
But Chelsea fans need not worry about whether the incident will have a lasting impact.
It was reported after the conflict that Rudiger himself apologized to Kepi, reconciling with the Spaniard.
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And Rudiger continued this by posting a picture of him and Kepe in his Instagram story with the caption ‘Mi Hermano’, which in Spanish means ‘My Brother’.
It seems that there is a couple of water under the bridge and that all concentration is returning to the race for the best four and to the inquiries of the Blues for the Champions League.