Olivier Giroud reveals what makes Chelsea star N’Golo Kante tick

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It seems N’Golo Kante does get indignant… (Picture: Fran Santiago/Getty Images)
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In news that may shock most soccer followers, N’Golo Kante does really get indignant and upset.

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It’s not typically you see the Chelsea midfielder without a smile on his face with the Frenchman a preferred participant within the dressing room and with the followers.

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Kante has lots to smile about in spite of everything – he’s received the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, Europa League and the World Cup.

But his former team-mate Olivier Giroud has shed some light on what Kante is like off the pitch and it seems if he’s not winning at board games he’s not in the best of moods.

‘We’ve been playing chess – I have to say he’s better than me,” Giroud told talkSPORT. ‘I’ve been successful some with him.

‘I requested him to play Scrabble and I’m undoubtedly higher than him, so a lot better.

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N’Golo Kante is all smiles with Edouard Mendy and Olivier Giroud after successful the Champions League (Picture: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC by way of Getty Images)

‘He’s a humorous individual, high man and he hates shedding. Sometimes he tries every thing to win and that’s humorous with him.

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‘That’s why we created this music with the nationwide workforce that he at all times tries discover a manner at all times to keep away from defeat.

‘He by no means offers up. On the pitch he tries to step up and is massively necessary for Chelsea and the nationwide workforce.

‘Off the pitch, he hates shedding and typically makes him a bit upset and indignant.

‘I at all times attempt to joke with him, he’s a high man.’

Kante’s consistently impressive performances over the past year recently saw him shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or award.

The 30-year-old is one of five Chelsea players to make the final 30 shortlist and Giroud believes he deserves to be in with a shout of scooping the top prize.

‘He had a great season last year. He played a big part in the Champions League success, but I think he deserves to be in it at least,’ he added.

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‘To win it, there are big players next to him. I’m very happy and proud of him that he’s close to it.’

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