finally come back… ‘Participation in 2nd team game’ in 7 months
I’m finally back. N’Golo Kante has played in an under-21 (U-21) game for the first time in seven months.
Kante was once one of the best midfielders in the world. In the 2015-16 season at Leicester City, he completed a ‘fairy tale’ by commanding the midfield with accurate interceptions and tackles based on his vigorous activity.
At Chelsea, it became more complete. Digesting various roles through various directors such as Antonio Conte, Maurizio Sarri, Frank Lampard, and Thomas Tuchel worked well as a result. Kante shared his glory days by lifting trophies in the Premier League, Europa League and Champions League.
However, recently, due to injury, he has not been able to contribute to the team at all. Kante, who began to suffer from residual injuries in earnest from the 2019-20 season, had to spend time in bed in all but two games at the beginning of this season. Kante has missed 34 games this season due to a hamstring injury and health problems.
Kante is finally back on the pitch. Having been on the bench against Everton last time, he played 60 minutes in a friendly match between Chelsea Under-21 and Charlton Athletic Under-21. Chelsea U-21 won 3-0 thanks to Kante’s support.바카라사이트
Teammates also watched Kante’s comeback. Mason Mount and Thiago Silva, who are currently out of action, cheered Kante on the bench as he recovered.
It is expected to be a great help to director Graham Porter. Porter said of Kante: “My former (Chelsea) managers held him very high. It’s good for us that he’s back. We have to do the right thing to get him back up to speed. I’m excited to be together,” he said without hiding his anticipation.
Meanwhile, Kante’s contract with Chelsea expires at the end of this season. Chelsea want to sign a short-term contract with Kante, who has become a ‘glass body’, but Kante prefers to remain at Chelsea and wants a long-term renewal. Although there is a difference of opinion on the contract period, it is expected that negotiations will be concluded soon as Kante’s will to remain is firm.