N’Golo Kante has revealed that Chelsea’s new coach Frank Lampard has asked him to play a similar role to the one he used to play under former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri.
Kante is widely known as the best defensive midfielder in the world but Sarri had used Kante earlier in an advanced midfield role which many pundits had disagreed with. However, Kante has now clarified that he enjoys the role.
‘I like to play in this position, this is where I played last year,’ Kante told Goal. ‘The coach asked me to play in this positon, I like to do it. ‘I know what to do with my teammates and we played a good game tonight.’
The midfielder played a brilliant 120 minutes against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup final and Lampard was full of praise for the Frenchman despite Chelsea losing the match on penalties.
“Kante is an amazing player, amazing character. He’s a machine on the football field. He hasn’t trained much, had a swollen ankle two days ago, but he was desperate to play and you saw what he gave to the team today. He will be hugely important. I am delighted to work with him.”