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According to Spanish football expert Tom Allnutt, Real Madrid long for a player like Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante.
Kante’s ability to read the game coupled with his energy and mobility caused problems for Real Madrid’s midfield in the first-leg, with the Frenchman named as man of the match.
“There was a lot of praise for Kante,” Allnutt told football.london.
“The idea of dynamism in the midfield is a very live point at the moment in Spain.
“Obviously in Modric, Kroos and Casemiro, Real Madrid have a legacy three and they won so much together. But at some point, they are going to have to stop.
“And Barcelona, their midfield has been an issue for three or four years. The question continues to be asked as to whether Sergio Busquests is mobile enough defensively to stop counter-attacks, especially in big European games?
“So there is somewhat of a longing for a player like N’Golo Kante because he is a midfielder that can be everywhere and perform multiple roles in one game.”