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I was not happy with how Thomas Tuchel used Kante – France coach, Deschamps

France coach, Didier Deschamps has said that he was not happy with the way Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel was using midfielder, N’Golo Kante at Stamford Bridge.

One very notable change Tuchel has effected since his arrival in west London has been in the managing of Kante.

Kante had shaken off his injury by the time the former Borussia Dortmund manager arrived Chelsea, but he still used the Frenchman very sparingly in those early days.

He preferred Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic’s partnership in the middle leading some to question what Tuchel’s plans for Kante were.

However, it is now clear that the German tactician was just being particularly careful with the fragile France star as he is now a regular in Chelsea match day line-up

Deschamps explained he was “not unhappy” to see Kante missing games here and there to keep him fresh.

“I am not unhappy when Tuchel doesn’t start him every game,” he told reporters ahead of France World Cup qualifying game against Ukraine.

The coach further explained that Kante’s injuries came due to his work rate, adding, “He does not save himself but he is like that, I will not go to change it. With a little explanation, he learns to manage himself.”

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