N'Golo Kante (appreciation thread)

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  1. Aug 14, 2019 at 21:02
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    Bastian Full Member

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    We've got hopeless transfer threads on him and some very old performance ones.

    One of those players you'll always wish you'd have, but not going to happen in this universe.

    I read that he instructed his agent to make sure all his earnings were above board and no funny business with offshore tax dodging (like so many other players). Never made a fuss over moving from Chelsea even though he'd likely have the pick of all the clubs on the planet if he chose to move. Such an unassuming character. And an absolutely world class player.

    Can't help but to love this player.
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    Schmeichel's Cartwheel Full Member

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    He works his arse off, has stamina for days & is exceptional defensively. He's technically shit on the ball though.
  3. Aug 14, 2019 at 21:53
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Technically shit on the ball isn't something you'd say if you were watching tonight's game
  4. Aug 14, 2019 at 21:54
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    adexkola Arsenal supporter

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    Excellent player.

    All that nonsense last season from pundits about how he was "being played out of position" really got to me for reasons still unknown
  5. Aug 14, 2019 at 21:55
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Decent player when not played out of position.
  6. Aug 14, 2019 at 21:56
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    sherrinford Full Member

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    Or virtually any game he’s involved in...
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    True. He is very tidy
  8. Aug 14, 2019 at 21:57
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    I have this feeling he was better in that season with Leicester. He was absolutely dominating oppo midfields in 15/16.
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    He’s shown a lot more technical ability in this game, been superb
  10. Aug 14, 2019 at 21:58
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    They gave the beautiful little bastard more responsibility at Leicester and he willingly obliged. Should have been a Manchester United player. Absolutely should have been. He works for any team in the world.
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  12. Aug 14, 2019 at 22:14
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    Similar to what Scholes was for us.

    He's world class at what he does and goes about his business without any fuss and no off the field drama. He's going to go down as one of the all time greats in the premier league.
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    BobbyManc Full Member

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    You get the impression a lot of football fans have never actually seen Kante play for some bizarre reason. Case in point...

  14. Aug 14, 2019 at 22:17
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    Does he have more stamina than Park?
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    arthurka Full Member

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    Not something that I would use to describe him.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Oh good, another Kante thread, hurray.
  17. Aug 14, 2019 at 22:23
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    cyberman Full Member

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    Nah, Park tracked back wide as well and man marked.
    Kante seems to cover ground but he's clever with it while Park was pushed and pulled around because he has to follow the ball.
    If that makes sense.
  18. Aug 14, 2019 at 22:43
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    RooneyLegend Full Member

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    He's technically good but has poor technique.
  19. Aug 14, 2019 at 22:46
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    Love him.

    I remember people on here rating Herrera as highly as him.

    Kante is the best in the world at what he does.
  20. Aug 14, 2019 at 22:46
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    Kante is phenomenal. He's my favourite midfielder in the world. After Pogba ofcourse.
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    Can only remember him playing badly once, against Croatia. Doesn’t carry the ball forward enough for Chelsea or France like he did Leicester.
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    Some Fifa 19 automatic defensive corner routine right there.
  23. Aug 14, 2019 at 23:33
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Pogba and Kante would suit each other really well.

    Paul wants out of United, straight swap for Willian?
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    He was played out of position. They had him as an AM at the beginning of the season, and, drifting wide.
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    Karel Podolsky New Member

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    He was.not match fit.
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    He was phenomenal today.
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    We struck gold with this lad. Pure class on and off the pitch.
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    Great performance today. Feel sorry for him.
    Will be awesome if we can get him.
    Pogba-Kante-Mctominay :drool:
  30. Aug 14, 2019 at 23:49
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Then why did Deschamps play him?
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    He really improved on the ball last 2 seasons and is a terrific all round midfielder now. His game awareness and ability to manipulate the ball accordingly is astonishing.
  32. Aug 14, 2019 at 23:53
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Teams often risk important players when they're not fit.

    Lampard got a bit of shit for not doing it against you lot in fact.
  33. Aug 14, 2019 at 23:54
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    So how was it known that Kante wasn't match fit? He said that afterwards or...?
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Google it. He had the shits.

    Kante himself would never blame gastroenteritis and they won the world cup anyway so who really cares.

    Anyone who regularly watches Kante and saw his performance in that game knows that he was not right.
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    I googled it. Apparently the source was Le Parisien, not Kante himself or Deschamps.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    You think Kante is going to tweet out excuses that he had the shits? Does that seem at all like his style?
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    Gio ★★★★★★★★

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    I thought it was pretty obvious he wasn’t fit for it but they tried him anyway. Happens quite often in big games with key players (Ronaldo in WC final, Costa in CL final).
  38. Aug 15, 2019 at 00:04
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    He could have simply said he wasn't match fit without referring to having the shits. Or Deschamps could have come out and say that he was at fault for playing an unfit Kante.

    It's not hard. Am I supposed to take Le Parisien at their word?
  39. Aug 15, 2019 at 00:05
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    Orc Pretended to be a United fan for two years

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    Was pretty surprised to see him still lining up as the most advanced of our 3 midfielders today. But Frank instructing Kovacic to play much deeper has really helped Kante. Unlike last season when Sarri had Kova way further up with only Jorginho as the "shielding" midfielder.
  40. Aug 15, 2019 at 00:07
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    The most obvious answer is usually the right one.

    Is it possible that Kante was fully fit but had the worst game of his career, got subbed off early for the first time ever and then a newspaper decided to do a cover up story? I guess so.

    Seems more likely he wasnt 100% and the manager gambled, like has happened many many times.