Chelsea FC midfielder N’golo Kante has revealed why he refused to join manager Thomas Tuchel at Paris Saint Germain.
Tuchel expressed his delight in working with the player immediately he was picked to replace Frank Lampard at Chelsea but on Kante’s part, he never had thoughts of leaving Chelsea at any point when the speculations were rife that he was to be shipped to France.
“I knew in the past there was some contact with Paris Saint-Germain when he (Tuchel) was the manager, but it was not something I wanted. It did not happen because I was happy at Chelsea and I stayed here. I haven’t spoken to the manager about it,” Kante is quoted by Express.
The player who has been integrated slowly to first-team duties due to an ongoing injury has started three of Chelsea’s last five matches in all competitions and has been slotted in the ‘double six’ role alongside the likes of Jorginho or Mateo Kovacic and while it’s not a position so many are familiar with the player said it is one he has played before.
“It’s a position I have played many times, here, at Leicester, and in the national team. It’s not only the best way for me to play but for the team. It is good for me to play with someone who stays when I go forward, or I stay when he goes forward,” Kante added.
Next for Kante and the team is a tie against Chelsea in what might be a determinant on who finishes among the four best teams in England.