Olivier Giroud reveals what makes Chelsea star N’Golo Kante tick


It turns out N’Golo Kante does get angry… (Picture: Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

In news that will shock most football fans, N’Golo Kante does actually get angry and upset.

It’s not often you see the Chelsea midfielder without a smile on his face with the Frenchman a popular player in the dressing room and with the fans.

Kante has plenty to smile about after all – he’s won the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, Europa League and the World Cup.

But his former team-mate Olivier Giroud has shed some light on what Kante is like off the pitch and it seems if he’s not winning at board games he’s not in the best of moods.

‘We’ve been playing chess – I have to say he’s better than me,” Giroud told talkSPORT. ‘I’ve been winning some with him.

‘I asked him to play Scrabble and I’m definitely better than him, so much better.


N’Golo Kante is all smiles with Edouard Mendy and Olivier Giroud after winning the Champions League (Picture: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

‘He’s a funny person, top man and he hates losing. Sometimes he tries everything to win and that’s funny with him.

‘That’s why we created this song with the national team that he always tries find a way always to avoid defeat.

‘He never gives up. On the pitch he tries to step up and is massively important for Chelsea and the national team.

‘Off the pitch, he hates losing and sometimes makes him a bit upset and angry.

‘I always try to joke with him, he’s a top man.’

Kante’s consistently impressive performances over the past year recently saw him shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or award.

The 30-year-old is one of five Chelsea players to make the final 30 shortlist and Giroud believes he deserves to be in with a shout of scooping the top prize.

‘He had a great season last year. He played a big part in the Champions League success, but I think he deserves to be in it at least,’ he added.

‘To win it, there…

Source : metro

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