Tuchel believes N’Golo Kante will be key in Chelsea reaching the Champions League final

N’Golo Kante has been one of the best players for his side and will be a key player at Stamford bridge in tonight’s game.

Thomas Tuchel has expressed his feelings about N’Golo Kante who has been one of the best players for his side. Kante has excelled in Chelsea’s midfield beside Jorginho. And Tuchel believes he will be key in Chelsea reaching the Champions League final.

The 30-year-old engine is set to start in midfield for Chelsea, in the absence of Mateo Kovacic who is out injured. Tonight he will have to deliver with Jorginho alone to try and get the upper hand on Real Madrid’s expected midfield three of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro.

 What Thomas Tuchel on N’Golo Kante

Humorously, Tuchel ‘He needs to accept I cuddle him!’ the boss joked. ‘I do this a lot, and I need this for myself so he has to live with it!

‘He is a nice guy, almost a shy person. He is quiet. He likes to have his own quality time. He’s not loud, but I see him smile a lot and interact with anybody but on his terms.

‘I am so happy players like him exist. To express yourself by pure performance, it’s a pleasure to watch. He has the mentality of a real helper that will always give everything to help anybody on the pitch out there and being such a nice, humble guy. It’s a fantastic combination.’

“He’s a top guy,” Tuchel told reporters. “He’s the guy you need to win trophies … that’s why we’re are so happy he’s here and he’s at our club.”

“It’s a pleasure to watch what he’s doing with the mentality of a real helper … he’ll always give everything to help out on the pitch – it’s a fantastic combination, for me he’s an example, he’s an unbelievable input for any team in the world.”

“He is a nice guy, almost a shy person. He is quiet, he likes his own quality time and he is not loud. I see him smile a lot, I see him interact with everybody but on his terms, very shy and polite but I am so happy that players like him exist. It is a pleasure to watch. What he is doing with his mentality, a real helper always gives everything to help anybody on the pitch as such a nice, humble, and quiet guy.” Tuchel added.

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