Kante Ready To Excel In New Chelsea Role

Annette Crawford
August 15, 2018

But Sarri's task was made easier by the Chelsea players "thinking and talking" about how best to implement the new system while still recovering from their World Cup exploits, as midfielder Kante revealed.

It was only the 27-year-old's third goal in England's top flight as he adjusted seamlessly from defensive-minded anchor to influential box-to-box contributor.

The Spanish defender didn't take part in any pre-season games due to a knee injury and missed the City defeat due to a lack of match practice so he's also facing a race against time to be fit to face Chelsea.

"This is what we do in Brazil and are trying to do here, playing with skill and movement".

"I think we have a good chance to turn the results around against them because now, we have a different way to play football".

'I have worked with different managers in the past and different systems.

'The best way to always keep your position (in the team) is to remain focused and have the same attitude towards everyone.

The Brazil global who was on duty at the 2018 FIFA World Cup was reportedly keen on reuniting with former manager Mourinho.

And after the opening day 3-0 victory over Huddersfield the Brazilian was asked whether he would have stayed if Conte had not been fired. "This is what we will try to do this season".

"To represent one's own country is one of the biggest achievements a footballer can get", he said.

"To win the World Cup in our colours was beyond my dreams and something I will never, ever forget".

"We know we have to improve".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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