‘Kante can be better than me’ — Makelele says

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Chelsea legend Claude Makelele redefined the defensive midfield role during his playing days, and he had the role named after him — ‘the Makelele role’.

Makelele who was a legend in the game, has revealed that Kante can do more on the pitch, even tipping the Frenchman to do more than him.

According to Makelele, Kante needs to communicate with his defenders better.

“For me, I expect more from N’Golo Kante because he can be better than me,” Makelele said on Chelsea’s Matchday Live show.

“He needs more communication with his defenders.

“You want him to have more responsibility, more power to say: ‘I’m here. You do this behind me and I’ll do this in front of you’.

“He can have leadership in this team. I know Kante is shy, never talks, he just wants to do his job. But I think he can do more.”

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