Tuchel praises Kanté and compares him to the best players on the planet – Foot11.com

After the meeting between Chelsea and Leicester (1-1), Thomas Tuchel was full of praise for N’Golo Kanté, whose repeated injuries he regrets this season. The German did not hesitate to compare him to the best players on the planet. More

Chelsea, a podium between question marks

Chelsea Football Club will end the Premier League season in third place. The draw against Leicester (1-1) thanks to Marcos Alonso, who had responded to James Maddison, allows Thomas Tuchel’s men to ensure the essential, that is to say a qualification for the next Champions League .

Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea manager.  Sports icon
Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea manager. Sports icon

Far, very far, from Manchester City and Liverpool, the Blues will therefore end the season on a high note, after a hard-to-swallow elimination against Real Madrid in the C1 quarter-finals, or even this defeat in the FA Cup final at the shoot to the net. A season without a trophy, of course, but a lesser evil than this qualification, given the latest events in West London.

Also, the future of Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel is still uncertain, as Roman Abramovich is demanding when it comes to selling his little baby, bought in 2003, we remind you.

Tuchel dubs Kanté, « his Neymar »

And after the meeting against Leicester, Thomas Tuchel wanted to pay tribute to N’Golo Kanté, whom he did not hesitate to compare to Neymar, Kylian Mbappé or even Kevin de Bruyne. The German believes that finishing third without the Frenchman for a good part of the season is a miracle.

“I think he is our key, key, key player. But the key, key, key players have to be on the pitch. He only plays 40% of the matches. So maybe it’s a miracle that we came in third place. Because he’s our Mo Salah, he’s our Van Dijk, he’s our De Bruyne, he’s just that player. He’s our Neymar, he’s our Kylian Mbappé, he’s the one who makes the difference. And if you only have it at 40%, that’s a huge problem. »

Thomas Tuchel on N’Golo Kanté, remarks reported by RMC Sports

N'Golo Kanté, in the colors of Chelsea.  Sports icon
N’Golo Kanté, in the colors of Chelsea. Sports icon

Without blaming him, Tuchel regrets that his player has missed many games this season due to a knee injury that has followed him for months. “It is a concern and it is a fact that we miss him very much. Because he brings something unique to world football. He has this ability to uplift everyone and make a difference. And that’s the challenge for him, and for us,” explained Chelsea’s German coach. After a complicated season, Kanté will go to the France team to compete in the League of Nations, before being able to breathe once and for all.

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