‘Maurizio Sarri is totally wrong’ – Dean Saunders slams Chelsea manager over his comments about N’Golo Kante

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talkSPORT host in disbelief after the Blues boss said Kante is not technically good enough to play as a central midfielder in his system

Dean Saunders can’t quite believe Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri’s recent comments about N’Golo Kante.

The Blues boss has supporters scratching their heads this season after shifting Kante from his regular central midfield role into a wider and more attacking position.

N’Golo Kante has had to adapt to a new position in Maurizio Sarri’s midfield so far this season

N’Golo Kante has had to adapt to a new position in Maurizio Sarri’s midfield so far this season

The tactical switch came under scrutiny following Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat to Tottenham last weekend, as Sarri’s preferred defensive midfield player, Jorginho, was exposed and Spurs ran riot.

But on Wednesday, Sarri criticised Kante for his performance at Wembley and said the World Cup winner is not technically good enough to play the holding role in his system.

Incredulous at the manager’s comments, Saunders told talkSPORT host Jim White: “He’s wrong, he’s totally wrong what he’s saying.

“Kante is the best player in his position in the world. He sees danger and he thinks like a defender.

“Think about it; Danny Drinkwater got in the England squad because he’s playing alongside him.

“Paul Pogba wins the World Cup and looks like a player… look who’s playing alongside him. David Luiz looked like a centre-half last season, looks who’s in front of him and protecting him.

“He is the best player of his type in the world – he’s like having two players on the pitch.

Since 2015, N’Golo Kante has won the World Cup, two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and a host of personal awards

Since 2015, N’Golo Kante has won the World Cup, two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and a host of personal awards

“It’s that wrong that if I hadn’t have heard the interview, if it was in print, I would have thought he’d been stitched up – there’s no way he’s said all that.

“But we’ve just heard it!



“I can’t believe he’s said that in public.

“He’s hammered him.”

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