N'Golo Kante Was Previously Targetted By Tuchel At PSG

N’Golo Kante revealed that Thomas Tuchel previously wanted him at PSG.

“I knew in the past there was some contact with Paris Saint-Germain when he was the manager, but it was not something I wanted,” Kante said.

“It did not happen because I was happy at Chelsea and I stayed here. I haven’t spoken to the manager about it.”

Now, at Chelsea, Tuchel has fitted the Frenchman into a fresher role where he plays next to either Matteo Kovacic or Jorginho.

“It’s a position I have played many times, here, at Leicester and in the national team,” Kante continued. “It’s not only the best way for me to play but for the team. It is good for me to play with someone who stays when I go forward, or I stay when he goes forward.”

Of course, Kante’s troubles with injuries have been significant over the past two seasons. He added, “When you play constantly, many games in a row, you think it’s normal. When injury comes, you play two weeks, and then you get injured, it’s not the best.

“You don’t feel like you are giving the best to the club or your team-mates. You can learn from these times to appreciate more the time you are fit, when you can play and train with your team-mates.

“When I have been injured it’s a period of reflection of what you can do better. I realise now it’s better to take more time to recover. I speak with the medical staff to get the best out of me for the team. This is something I have learned.

“I am happy now to feel good. We have played so many games in a short time, so injury can come back, but we try to prevent more injuries. I have learned when you are not ready, take more time because that will help the team more.”

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