Kovacic gives his verdict on N’Golo Kante

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Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic has hailed N’Golo Kante as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world.

“We have to mention N’Golo because he is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world, and he is helping us a lot,” Kovacic told Chelsea’s official website.

“His ability to run and to take the ball from the opposition is amazing. It’s a quality we need in this team.

“We have a lot of midfielders, a lot of quality in this position, and the season is long so we can change a lot.”

Jorginho added: “When you have players like this, it’s good for the team because it makes the level of the team higher.

“That’s so important because there is healthy competition between us.”

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