Didier Deschamps: N’Golo Kanté is the first name on the teamsheet

Speaking to El Pais, France boss Didier Deschamps discussed N’Golo Kanté.

“The midfielder works in the shadows. He is not given media attention because he is not “decisive” (goal/assist). From time to time, lights get shone on them. That is the case for Kanté now. He is above all the first player that his team-mates pick for their teams in training! And he is the first name that a coach, a national team manager, notes down when he is deciding his starting XI.”