N’Golo Kante has simply not played enough games in the last few seasons, and that’s clear to everyone.
Thomas Tuchel was asked what he thought about the midfielder, and he couldn’t have given him more praise. “He is our key, key, key player… He is our Mbappe.”
But the manager’s point wasn’t that Kante was a great player – we all know that – his point was that the France star has only played 40% of games this season, and the team struggle without him.
You can see the manager speaking in the clip embedded here, with this impressive answer coming after 3 minutes: