Frank Lampard Criticizes France manager Didier Deschamps for N’Golo Kante’s Injury

On the return of N’Golo Kante from his international duty with an injury, the Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has criticized the France manager Didier Deschamps for the injury Kante sustained.

Last Friday, Kante while warming-up for France’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland, hurt himself in the area between the abdomen and the upper thigh.

Observing Kante’s fitness after he returned to Chelsea, Lampard said in an interview to Sky sports, “After the first game when he pulled out he then had a fitness test day before the second game, it was clear that he couldn’t play. He then sat on the bench on the evening of the game, so that’s not communication, so it’s not such a laughing matter.”

Kante, who has featured in four of the eight Premier League matches Chelsea has played this season, hasn’t made it to the squad which has to compete against the Newcastle United today.

Speaking to Sky sports, the Chelsea boss Lampard seemed very unhappy with the France manager. He said “It’s more for Kante himself because he’s not an inexperienced player, he’s been around the block, he’s won World Cups, he’s been a fantastic player so I think that could have been handled better for sure”

Lampard further added, “I understand when players are on international duty that they’re their players as such, but it was quite clear he wasn’t fit to play so form our point of view we would have wanted him back to work on him”

Unfortunately, the Blues would also play without their defenders Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger against Newcastle today.

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