Chelsea Star N’Golo Kante Opens Up on His Public Image in Candid Interview

​Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has admitted that he does get annoyed, despite being portrayed as an innocent guy.

The France international is seen as one of football’s nicest and most professional men, but confessed that he is like football fans and can get angry at times.


“I can, like everyone, get annoyed, accept or not accept certain things,” he said in an interview with L’Equipe, as quoted by ​Get French Football News. “I try to live life in the best way possible. Before I became a professional, I had a life like a quasi-majority of people. I loved football and footballers like a fan.”

​Kante enjoyed a quick rise to the top of world football after moving from Caen to ​Leicester in 2015, playing a significant role in helping the Foxes win the ​Premier League title.

However, Kante insists that he remembers what it’s like to not be famous, and simply wants to make people happy, before joking that he shies away from media opportunities.

N'Golo Kante

“Today, although people view me as a star, I know what it is like to be on the other side. And to make people happy, that’s always good,” he added. “I have always wanted to take pleasure in my life in football. 

“Even if it is also a job, it is the thing that I do that I feel most comfortable doing. Putting myself out there in the media or the public, I can do it at certain points. But I don’t like to do it too often.”

Kante joined ​Chelsea in 2016 after his astonishing year at the King Power Stadium, winning a second successive league title at Stamford Bridge as well as the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award.

N'Golo Kante

His incredible rise was capped off with winning the World Cup with France in 2018, before further improving under managers Maurizio Sarri and Frank Lampard and turning into a complete midfielder.

He’s been hampered by injuries this season, but the Blues haven’t suffered in his absence, and sit third in the Premier League heading into the November international break.


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