Kante: The humble trophy bringer

When you bring a player like Kante into your team, you are bringing home a lot of smiles and trophies.

N’Golo Kanté, as soon as we hear this name, an image of a smiling short French man appears in front of our eyes. Kante brings that smile and aura into the team and the dressing room, be it his club or nation.

Players like Pogba, Griezmann, and Zouma have mentioned how much the French midfielder is loved. He is known to be humble, hardworking, and is always smiling. Despite earning millions, the Frenchman drives a Mini Cooper. He believes in simplicity and considers himself just another football player. This is the thing that makes him an absolute peach of a human being and a great player.

Kante has a wonderful personality off the pitch and is an absolute professional on the pitch. Kante does his midfield duties with perfection and coaches love having him on the team. He performs whatever the coach asks of him and never disappoints. Coaches want players like Kante in their team.

There is a reason Kante is loved by his coaches. The Frenchman is known for his relentless energy and excellent ball-winning abilities as a box-to-box midfielder in the centre of the pitch. His strong positional sense, off-the-ball movement, and ability to read the game make him one of the best players ever to play in that position.

Talking about the Frenchman’s professional career, Kanté made his senior professional debut with Boulogne in 2012, appearing as a substitute in Ligue 2 match.

He played an entire season in the third division the following year. After that, he joined Ligue 2 side Caen on a free transfer, finished third, and won promotion to Ligue 1. He stayed with the club for one more year.

In 2015, Kanté joined Leicester City for a fee worth £5.6 million and was integral to their maiden Premier League victory.

The following year, he joined Chelsea for a fee worth £32 million and again won the league, making him the first outfield player to win consecutive English league titles with different clubs since Eric Cantona in 1992 and 1993.

He also won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year, an FA Cup, the UEFA Europa League, and the UEFA Champions League.

Kante was called up to the 23-man French squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia by manager Didier Deschamps. He featured in all 7 matches for France in the tournament. Kanté started in France’s 4–2 win over Croatia in the final of the tournament. French National Team and Kante won the World Cup in 2018.

Kante is a blessing of a player to the team. Leicester City won the Premier League in 2015 which is still called the fairy tale season of the English Premier League. He helped Chelsea do the same in 2016. Recently Chelsea won the Champions League and Kante was named man of the match in both the semi-finals and the final.

When you bring a player like Kante into your team, you are bringing home a lot of smiles and trophies.

Some of the quotes by Kante which shows how humble of a human being he is.

“I play football and I want to be considered as a footballer,” the two-time Premier League winner told Chelsea’s official website.

“‘I don’t want people paying too much attention about what I am outside of football, what I’m doing, and asking: ‘Who is N’Golo?’

“Just consider me as a footballer, you don’t need to look too much at this and say: ‘Oh, he’s like this, he’s like this, he’s like this.’

“Ask me about my football, and not too much else. I just want to be a player among the players.

“I am how I am. I cannot explain it well, but I don’t feel like the nicest person, on the football pitch or in life, I’m just myself. If I win, I win and if I lose, I lose, but I always try to give my best in any competition. That’s not because I’m nice or something. I’m just myself.”

 

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