Olivier Giroud departed Chelsea in the summer and not only did we lose a top player, we lost a great character around the squad.
For N’Golo Kante as well, he lost his French international team mate and good friend. But the pair will of course often reconvene on international duty, giving them both someone to play Chess or Scrabble with!
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Because that is what the friends like to do during down time between games on international duty, as well as when they were at Chelsea together.
Giroud probably knows Kante better than most, and he was affectionately speaking about him on the TalkSport breakfast show this week.
The AC Milan striker calls Kante ‘a funny person’ but says that he ‘hates losing’ even if it is in there board games.
Giroud says he had to switch from Chess to Scrabble so that he could win!
“We’ve been playing chess – I have to say he’s better than me.
“I asked him to play Scrabble and I’m definitely better than him, so much better.
“He’s a funny person, top man and he hates losing. Sometimes he tries everything to win and that’s funny with him.
“That’s why we created this song with the national team that he always tries find a way always to avoid defeat.
“He never gives up. On the pitch he tries to step up and is massively important for Chelsea and the national team.
“Off the pitch, he hates losing and sometimes makes him a bit upset and angry.
“I always try to joke with him, he’s a top man.”