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Ex-Chelsea defender and France legend Frank Leboeuf believes Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante lacks leadership qualities on the pitch. He stated Kante is too timid and isn’t a good talker, qualities that would make him a leader on the pitch.

“Kante should clearly be in the France team, but I don’t think he has the spirit of a boss,” Leboeuf said as quoted on Daily Star.

“He is an incredible soldier, and a warrior, but he has neither the personality nor the calibre of a leader.

“He is Mr Essential at Chelsea in among all their big stars. Conte relies on him, but he has never given Kante the role of a boss on the field.

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“Kante doesn’t have a leader’s style of play. He is not a Zinedine Zidane figure.

“The lad is vital to Chelsea, but he is not a boss as he is not a good talker. He is timid and lacks the necessary scope.

“He is not even a leader when it comes to skill. He is a lad who’ll win you the ball 800,000 times every game.

“You can sum him up in one sentence. He is the engine, but not the driver.”

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