N’Golo Kanté feels that his nice guy reputation is overblown

Speaking at a press conference on Sunday at Clairefontaine, central midfielder N’Golo Kanté had the following to say on his nice guy image.

“It is true that sometimes, there is this image that is a bit too wonderful and a bit too beautiful. But in the end, I am just a normal guy. A player amongst others. There is no need to say I am the kindest, or the nicest. I am just a player like the others. I think that sometimes, it is overblown. It does not need to be. It is true that I like to get on well with my team-mates, to have good relationships with people that I come across in the streets and in football. But aside from that, there are other people like that in football. We don’t need to make a whole story or sometimes exaggerate.”