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N’Golo Kante is the kind of player Jose Mourinho loves to have in his team, and the former Chelsea boss would only be wondering what would have been if he had Kante in his Chelsea team.
Kante is being hailed by many to win the Ballon d’Or after a phenomenal Champions League display as his performances helped Chelsea win the Champions League against the odds.
We’ve been drawn to a statement made by the former Blues boss when analysing Kante’s situation under Maurizio Sarri, at the time when Sarri was playing the Frenchman in a more advanced position.
“If a manager is told that you have four Kantes, you will always find space in the team for four Kantes,” Mourinho told beIN SPORTS back in 2019.
“He’s so good and he is tremendous in his attitude and his intensity in recovering the ball.
“He is so good that I think he can play in every position. If he plays like people used to see him in a more defensive role, he’s phenomenal in the amount of balls he recovers.
“I think he is phenomenal. The perfect scenario for Chelsea is having three Kantes and play them all in midfield. It would be amazing.”