N’Golo Kante has revealed what he thinks is behind his impressive form since arriving in the Premier League, citing ‘invisible training’ as the driving force behind his performances.
The Frenchman won the league with Leicester City in his first season of English football and looks set to become only the second player to ever win the league in consecutive seasons with ?two different clubs – the first being Mark Schwarzer, who didn’t actually play a single league game in completing the feat with Leicester last season.
“Me, I just try to work on my ‘invisible training”, as we call it in French – things away from the pitch and the training ground. I try to sleep very well, to eat very well and to do the best for my health and my body.
“Sometimes you are more tired, but this is football,” the Chelsea midfielder continued. “We play often, we sometimes have three games a week, and you have to manage your fitness well.
“Then before the game I try to think about my job. And when I am on the pitch I want to do the best I am able to.”
At just 5ft 5in, Kante doesn’t have the frame that you’d usually expect of a defensive midfielder with the vast majority, like his 6ft 3in partner Nemanja Matic, demonstrating obvious physical ability through stature alone.
Nonetheless, the £30m man has barely put a foot wrong since joining the league in 2015, with the Frenchman collecting more points than any other Premier League club since his arrival – a feat that proves just how incredible Kante has been during his brief time in England.