“I wanted many years to have N’Golo Kante”: Thomas Tuchel Croons Accolades Kante’s Way

Gautam Kapoor
|Published January 28, 2021

Kante and Tuchel : The new manager has revealed how he has been smitten by Kante for ages

Speaking after his first match in charge of topic, Thomas Tuchel talked about his admiration for N’Golo Kante.

Passing a glowing verdict on the midfielder, Tuchel spoke in detail about Kante was a player he had followed for a lengthy period during his tenures at Borussia Dortmund and PSG. The German talked about how he had tried on manifold occasions to link up with the French player.

Tuchel Talks About His Aspirations To Sign Kante

“The funny thing is when you join a team in the middle of the season, I already know the likes of Kai , Timo, Toni. I wanted many years to have N’Golo Kante in my team and now I have him here, also Olivier Giroud, we have a clear picture,” Tuchel said.

“I have been following the Premier League for many years both in Dortmund and in Paris so I have a clear picture of what the guys are capable of. To find a guy like Azpilicueta in your office is simply amazing because in the end I am also a fan off football.

“In Christian for sure I know very well what he is capable of. He had a big, big input, it was an unfair decision for him today to not start, I told him it was only because I know what he can bring from the bench. I am not sure what the others can do but I know you can bring things for us and absolutely change it for us.

“He did amazing and he told me at half time ‘coach, you have been pronouncing the name Azpi wrong’ so he helped me with that!”

“I don’t think there are too many weaknesses, I want to focus on our strengths and focus on the mix of the amazing mix of the team from the experienced players to the big personalities and young and hungry talent.

I want to create a special energy and atmosphere that you need to achieve and have the possibility to win every three days in a league like this and I believe that we can do this on a daily basis.”

Tuchel is currently the fourth manager Kante will be playing under during his stay at Chelsea. Despite being asked to function differently under each name, Kante has remained one of Chelsea’s finest performers with the player acclimatising himself with ease under each playing style.

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Gautam Kapoor

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