News – AU – Mason Mount: Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is ‘incredible to play’


Mason Mount celebrated Chelsea teammate N’Golo Kante after coming back to the side after being injured on the sidelines

Kante is back in good shape after struggling with a thigh problem in January that resulted in missing five games

And the 29-year-old has now returned to what he does best He won the ball in Chelsea midfield and that was evident in the 1-1 draw with Southampton on Saturday afternoon

Mount, who scored the Blues equalizer at the weekend to secure a point for Tuchel’s side on the south coast, praised the Frenchman’s performance

“He doesn’t stop running and we know what N’Golo is like He wins every little ball, it’s great to have it on the court, and obviously it’s great to have it back”

“It’s amazing to play with him. He’s a big character in the group, he doesn’t say much, but what he does physically and how he deals with himself, he’s a massive character so it’s obviously brilliant to have him back “

Kant’s boss Tuchel was also full of praise for the midfield engine, but insisted that his team-mates have to make better use of his qualities

Tuchel added, “I’ve known N’Golo Kante for years and now I’m a lucky coach who has him as a player and he steals every ball that is about 10 yards near him

“Even then, we have to take those ball wins from N’Golo and make better use of them to better attack the space behind the last line. We have to make better use of our speed to create more opportunities. There are many opportunities in the last few games

“We need to understand, and it’s a process where we may need the last few links to gain confidence, get more done, and score.Because even scoring half the chances is not enough”

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News – AU – Mason Mount: Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is “incredible to play”