N'Golo Kanté, del Chelsea


Chelsea declares Kanté "ready" for European match against Real Madrid

Published:17/03/2023 - 22:33h

Updated:17/03/2023 - 22:33h

The last years at the highest level seemed to take their toll on a Kanté that has already recovered. Chelsea will rely on the Frenchman to try to take his pass to the semifinals against Madrid

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Chelsea and Real Madrid, the two last winners of the Champions League, will go back to confront in the quarter-finals of the competition of clubs insignia of the UEFA. By third consecutive season both clubs will bump in the second phase of the European tournament, with the last two antecedents dividing in a classification for each one.

The past season the Madrid surpassed to the team londinense, in spite of seeing almost deleted in the second time of the party of turn with a head butt of the now culé Marcos Alonso that Courtois could clear. However, in 2021 Chelsea topped after leaving to the white team in the semifinals with a spectacular eliminatory of N'golo Kanté, the one who will be back for this occasion, with the renewal of his agreement still without being official.

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With the party of gone programmed for the next 12 April, the technician of Chelsea, Graham Potter, explained this weekend that the return of Kanté was "fantastic" for the team, and added that the French can be a key player against the Madrid. The winner of the Glass of the World in 2018 has done only two apparitions this season, but expects that it begin to add increasingly minutes thinking in the duel in front of the madridistas.

"The trainers before that I have spoken very well of him because it is a top player, top. It has been a big fault for us, this does not want to say that other players have not given it absolutely everything, have done it. But Kanté is a top player", explained the English technician. The Frenchman played in the 13 European parties of the successful campaign of Chelsea in 2020/21 and his return will be crucial for an eleven headline that follows without being consolidated.

A mission complicated for Chelsea

"When have to a player lesionado during this period of time, have to take these measures to put it to the day, give it back to the player that is of a responsible way ... Once that is in his higher level, is a big player for us", added Potter. The míster besides did not want humility and commented that "I already said that we would treat to win the League of Champions".

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