Former Liverpool striker gives his opinion on Kante’s decision

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Everyone has been talking about N’Golo Kante’s decision to skip training with the rest of the squad, despite having taken part in the team’s training on Tuesday.

Kante is reportedly concerned about returning to training because he has previous health issues — in 2018 he fainted in the dressing room at the training ground and he also lost his brother to a heart attack.

A number of Premier League players have also voiced their displeasure with resuming football, with Troy Deeney having also declined to resume with Watford.

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore, has revealed that Kante has his backing on the decision he has made.

“Troy Deeney and N’Golo Kante have my absolute ­backing on the stance they are taking during this pandemic,” the 49-year-old told the Mirror.

“If they feel they are putting ­themselves or their families at risk by returning to training then I fully ­understand them not doing so. I would get that from any player as things stand.

“But what we need now for the ­integrity of the Premier League is to get ourselves to a position in three weeks’ time where every player who is injury free is available and comfortable to play.”

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