Chelsea star N’Golo Kante played through illness in World Cup final

first_imgEver since arriving at Leicester City in 2015, N’Golo Kante’s performances have continued to astound critics the world over.From playing in Ligue 2 just five years ago, the France midfielder is now a two-time Premier League winner, a Ballon d’Or nominee and has multiple Champions League appearances to his name.He is also now a World Cup winner, having lifted the trophy with France on Sunday. The Chelsea midfielder was clearly under the weather in the final, though, and looked a shadow of his former self during the clash in Moscow.After picking up an uncharacteristic booking, Didier Deschamps decided to replace Kante with Steven N’Zonzi just ten minutes into the second half.Such was the dip in his own personal high standards, L’Equipe gave him a match rating of just 3/10.But, according to La Parisien, the 27-year-old was suffering with gastroenteritis (in other words, he had diarrhoea). Kante was finally able to get his hands on the World Cup trophy Kante was withdrawn extremely early into the second half 2 2 While he could not carry on, his teammates were able to see out a convincing 4-2 win over Croatia in Moscow.Such is the humility of the man, various reports have confirmed the Blues star was too shy and did not want to impose on his teammates so Sevilla man N’Zonzi had to ask them if Kante could hold the glorious trophy aloft himself.You can’t dislike him can you!last_img read more