Former Leicester City and Tottenham striker Gary Lineker has urged midfielder N’Golo Kante to leave Chelsea following Maurizio Sarri’s decision. The France international has been genuinely playing as a defensive midfielder but he is currently playing as attacking midfielder under Maurizio Sarri.
The Italian manager prefers to play summer signing Jorginho in a holding position for the Blues this season. But Lineker claims Kante could leave the Blues if he continues to be played out of position. And the former England international insists that big European clubs should start bidding the World Cup winner.
Lineker posted a photo of an article with the headline: “Sarri: Kante is no Jorginho.”
His tweet above said: “He may have signed a new contract, but given this nonsense, it could be worth a large bid from any club who wants to win things.”
However, former Napoli boss Sarri has revealed N’golo Kante role and his relationship with Italian midfielder Jorginho on the pitch.
“I think, as you know, I want to play a central midfielder as a very technical player, a Jorginho or Fabregas,” Sarri said. “I don’t want Kante in this position. Kante, in the last match, wanted to solve the match after the first 15 minutes but in the wrong way.”
“He lost his position. He attacked too much the other box. And I think this is not one of the best characteristics of Kante, but it was only a reaction to the difficulties.” “Kante has to stay near to Jorginho, especially when the ball is on the other side. When the ball is on the left, he has to stay very close to Jorginho.”
“If we are on the left, no. If the ball is on the left, with Marcos Alonso and Hazard, Kovacic or Barkley. In that situation, he has to stay very close to Jorginho.”
Sarri has played Ross Barkley, Cesc Fabregas and Ruben Loftus-Cheek as his midfield trio in his side’s 4-0 win over PAOK last night in their Europa League clash.
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