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Rudiger sent to train individually as bust-up with Fullkrug gives Scotland boost



Scotland will be hoping for more of the same after a bust-up at Germany’s training camp hit the headlines.

Antonio Rudiger and Niclas Fullkrug were captured in tense scenes after a crossing drill went wrong ahead of their Euro 2024 opener against the Scots.


Fullkrug was unamused as Rudiger tried to chat to himCredit:

Sport1 on location in Herzogenaurach claims Borussia Dortmund striker Fullkrug was pulled to the ground by Rudiger and angrily shouted at technical coach Mads Buttgereit: “Just blow the whistle already!”

The pair were then pulled apart by Julian Nagelsmann’s assistant Sandro Wagner and after Rudiger applauded ironically, he was sent away from the group for an individual running session.

Sky Sport in Germany caught what appears to be the aftermath of the incident, with an angry looking Fullkrug heading off the pitch, Rudiger turns to approach him and gets shoved away, before Wagner again comes between the pair.

The duo are then seen talking while having refreshments, but the BVB striker still appears to be unamused.

Just ten days ago the pair clashed on the biggest of stages when Rudiger’s Real Madrid overcame Fullkrug’s Dortmund 2-0 in the Champions League final.

The striker hit the post in the first half and had a lively match, but it was ultimately heartbreak for the 31-year-old just a year after joining BVB from Werder Bremen.

Any tensions appeared to be dispelled, at least publicly, with Fullkrug posting pictures of the session on his Instagram profile. Rudiger commented: “Lüüüüückkkkkkkkeeeeee” and his teammate replied with love hearts.

However, talkSPORT host and Wales legend Dean Saunders says these kind of training ground incidents can cause problems between individuals.

Rudiger had to be pulled away by Wagner


Rudiger had to be pulled away by WagnerCredit:
Fullkrug still looked irritated as Rudiger tried to cheer him up


Fullkrug still looked irritated as Rudiger tried to cheer him upCredit:

“There’s always one defender that goes through the back of your legs on a Friday morning and you think ‘you idiot, what are you doing, we’ve got a game tomorrow?’” he explained. 

“You end up squaring up and saying ‘what are you doing?!’ Rudiger is that type of character who would leave a bit on you in training, he looks to me like he trains like he plays and forgets that they’ve got the Euros coming up in three days. 

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“I would turn around and say to him – even though he’d smash me to smithereens – ‘use your brain we’ve got a game and we’re on the same team’.”

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