Frank Lampard reveals the only issue with N’Golo Kante

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has given his thoughts on what he believes to be N’Golo Kante’s only big weakness.

Over the course of the last five years there has been one midfielder above all others who has been able to consistently dominate the middle of the park in the Premier League – and that’s N’Golo Kante.

From his Leicester heroics to his days with Chelsea and France, the 30-year-old is already a bonafide great within his own generation.

Kante’s only flaw

Lampard, who spent time managing Kante during his time as Chelsea manager, noted that one of his main weaknesses is, ironically, also one of his strengths.

“The problem I found with him more than anything was trying to hold him back in training because every day you train and you let him off the leash in an opposed session he does that, and you have to try to pull him back because he can just put that output into anything he does.” Lampard explained.

“When I arrived at Chelsea he’d been off the back of playing so regularly for a few seasons because everyone relies on him so much, he’d had an injury that took him into my first season, we missed him a lot,” he said. 

“You seriously miss N’Golo in big games because he’s a big-game player. Nobody will want to play against him because of the attributes he’s got. 

“In those big games, finals, tournament football, players like N’Golo are just priceless.”

As we look ahead to the remainder of Euro 2020, Les Bleus’ hopes of winning a second consecutive major trophy could well depend on the success of both Kante and Pogba in midfield.

When it comes to the big occasions Kante is the kind of player you want in the trenches, and he’ll be eager to put on a strong showing when France battle Switzerland in the Round of 16 on Monday.

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