Thomas Tuchel praised the impact of N’Golo Kante that changed the game against Tottenham in the Premier League. He revealed that he cannot believe how good the midfielder is and praised him by saying that he is everything you need in midfield. Kante was forced to sit out of Chelsea’s last two games after he aggravated an ankle injury against Liverpool. He came on at half-time for Mason Mount and made all the difference with Chelsea scoring three goals with the Frenchman dominating the midfield. His long-range shot deflected off Eric Dier past the helpless Hugo Lloris in the net.
“I was absolutely not happy with the first 45 minutes,” Thomas Tuchel said talking about N’Golo Kante. “There were individual performances which were great in the first half from Kepa and Thiago Silva but in general we lacked intent, energy, and relentless in duels and 50-50 balls. If you have N’Golo, you have something that everybody is looking for”
“You have everything that you need in midfield. You have work-rate, intensity, ball-wins, skilful play, off the ball, with the ball, dribbling, drive and, today, even a goal,” he added. “I see this every day in training and it’s hard to believe how good he is. Don’t make the mistake of reducing him to ball-wins. He plays excellent in every possession game we have in training. He’s a unique guy. We were strong in midfield with him, Jorgi [Jorginho], and Kova [Mateo Kovacic] in the second half. N’Golo is N’Golo, he’s fantastic.”
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