Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has described Ngolo Kante as one of the best players he has ever worked with.
‘We are talking about an amazing player, a top player, he is fantastic with the ball, without the ball. ‘When you have N’Golo in your team you can think you are playing with one player more .
‘You can find a smile on his face every day, he’s a very positive guy, one of the best players I’ve had in my career as a coach.’ – said Konte in an online interview.
Praising towards Kante were sent also by Guy Poyet, who claimed Kante’s importance was lost because of Sarri’s playing philosophies last year.
‘In very important games Lampard went with Kante, Jorginho and Kovacic until the last month with injuries,’ Poyet told Goal. ‘Those are the three most experienced players who played under Sarri but now they play with more freedom, especially in Jorginho having more possibilities to move around to go sideways and forward. Last year, he was very static. There are plenty of options.
‘In Kante’s first year, he came to Chelsea and I made it public that he is the best central midfielder in the world. ‘After a previous season as a number eight in that different position, we lost how important and unique he was as a player. ‘I hope he can get back to that. In his best position, he is unique and there’s not many players that can give you what he can do right now.’