Andy Cole branded Kante a ‘joke’ following Chelsea’s win against Real Madrid.
The French midfielder was involved in both goals on Wednesday evening which helped secure a 3-1 victory on aggregate.
Kante was named the man of the match for his outstanding performance in the second leg.
He was a threat with his energy and runs from the deep and probably should have scored in the 66th minute.
Cole told Optus Sport: ‘He’s a joke. Seriously, he’s a joke. Watching Chelsea last night, both the goals have come from him breaking play up and slipping someone in.
‘People didn’t think he could do that but I think he’s proven he can do all that now. He’s in the right position because he’s cute enough to be in the right position.
‘He’s a top player and I don’t think he’s given the credit that he should be given.
‘In the first game against Real he was man of the match and, for me, last evening I thought he was man of the match as well. ‘I know people will talk about Mount and players like that but Kante last night was top, top drawer.’
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