He is now one of the best defensive midfielders on the planet, N’Golo Kanté has become indispensable in Chelsea where he is considered by Antonio Conte as a senior player of the team. Kanté continues its meteoric rise at the highest level, he who was still evolving in CFA 2 in 2010.
In an interview with L’Equipe Magazine, the French team’s player also delivered a superb anecdote related to this incredible progression and especially his name: « Why my parents called me ‘N’ Golo ‘? This is the name of a former king in Mali. A king who started from the bottom to conquer a kingdom. Mali, I went there twice, I still have a little family there. Is that okay with me? Yes a bit. It can be likened to what happens for me in football. It’s true that the story is beautiful, « he explained.
As a reminder, Kanté remains on two consecutive titles in the Premier League and is French international since 2016.