Former Chelsea forward Cascarino likens ‘extraordinary’ Kante to crisp packet

first_img 1 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Cascarino has heaped praise on Kante OFF rookie error FAREWELL on target stalemate What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update New job Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship center_img Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested And ex-Blues striker Cascarino couldn’t hide his admiration for the Frenchman.He told The Times: “N’Golo Kante’s energy is extraordinary but he offers so much more than fitness.“It’s the way he darts around the pitch, he’s like an empty crisp packet in the park, flying around all over the place.“Lampard hasn’t moved him back into a solely defensive role, Kante was still pushing up the pitch and pinched the ball on the halfway line for Chelsea’s opening goal.“Yes he’s brilliant when your team is camped on the edge of their box but he’s great higher up the pitch too, as his ability to read an opponent is superb.“People don’t realise how important tackling is in attack as well as defence.” LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ deals Former Chelsea forward Tony Cascarino has heaped praise on N’Golo Kante, likening him to ‘an empty crisp packet in the park’.The midfielder put in a stellar display on his return from injury in the Blues’ Super Cup defeat to Liverpool. latest Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Meanwhile, Lampard revealed that Kante told him his legs were ‘dead’ in the latter stages of the Super Cup defeat.The Blues boss said: “He’s not trained that much, I’ve had to protect him because he’s played and played and played for years and he had a serious injury.“He said to me at half-time in extra-time that his legs were finished, his legs were dead – and then he’s sprinting 50 yards to cover.“We know how important he is to this club and we’re delighted to have him.“And you saw the difference he made tonight.”last_img

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