N’Golo Kante was pulled out of the match last night versus Iceland minutes prior to the kick off.
With many Chelsea fans worried whether N’Golo has suffered yet another fresh injury, French national team coach and former Chelsea player Didier Deschamps has given an update on the injury suffered by the Chelsea midfielder.
‘He felt a pain in the adductor [groin] muscle,’ said the France boss after the match about Kante pulling out. ‘He had a feeling where he did not feel comfortable to play. ‘I made the decision [to pull him from the squad], because maybe it could get even worse.”
“I knew Moussa would be ready.’ Pressed on whether he would play for France against Turkey on Monday, he added: ‘I do not think it’s too serious for NG [Kante], but I do not have an answer tonight.’
Speaking after naming Kante in the squad in spite of Lampard’s request, Deschamps said: ‘Lampard asked me not to pick Kante at the last rally, if it’s still that way. ‘Maybe I’ll call him later to tell him it would be nice if you play Olivier Giroud a little bit.’