Reports from Get French Football News claim that N’Golo Kante has returned to France training after picking up an injury in the warm-up to Friday evening’s match against Iceland.
The Chelsea midfielder has been struggling with a number of injury niggles this term, with this latest set-back ruling him out for Friday’s match against the Nordic outfit.
Kante, who is valued at £90 million (as per Transfermarkt), has now reportedly returned to training away from the rest of his teammates, but is unlikely feature for Les Blues in their Euro 2020 qualifier against Turkey this evening.
Metro report that Kante’s club manager, Frank Lampard, did not want him called up for national selection due to his recent injury situation, though his latest knock is not thought to be serious.
“He felt a pain in the adductor [groin] muscle,’” said France manager Didier Deschamps after Friday’s match, per Metro.
“He had a feeling where he did not feel comfortable to play.
“I made the decision [to pull him from the squad], because maybe it could get even worse. I knew Moussa would be ready.”
Despite Kante’s absence, France did manage to scrape a narrow win against Iceland, winning the tie 1-0 thanks to a Oliver Giroud penalty in the second-half.
Chelsea fans are now worried that their midfielder’s problem could see him miss their forthcoming match against Newcastle on Saturday; here’s what some Blues supporters had to say on Twitter:
Dont force him
We need him back @ChelseaFC
— lawrence Ofori (@lawofori6) October 13, 2019
This man should be on a plane back to the bridge, not training yet again
— MR. (@VHkThorPaul) October 13, 2019
They should give this guy good time to recover before they ruin his career.
— myke ice (@mykegish) October 13, 2019
He shouldn’t play even if he’s ruled fit to play
— Fernando (@fercho5) October 13, 2019
Injury should leave kante alon
— Golden Chelsea (@Sunny05056101) October 13, 2019
Chelsea needs to act aggressively if France forced him to play
— Kakaroto (@AAsmoke) October 13, 2019
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