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Positive for Covid-19, N’Golo Kanté should miss the shock against Belgium

The revelation is signed Thomas Tuchel: positive for Covid-19, N’Golo Kanté will miss the Champions League match in Turin on Wednesday night against Juventus. “N’Golo has tested positive and he must go into quarantine. He was not in training today, ”said the Chelsea coach on Tuesday at a press conference. The quarantine required by the British government in the event of contamination with Covid being ten days, the French midfielder (30) will not be able to play Saturday in the league against Southampton either.

This quarantine also calls into question his departure for Clairefontaine on Monday, where the Blues must meet before the semi-final of the League of Nations which will oppose them to Belgium on Thursday October 7 and the small or the grand final of the competition on Sunday 10 Didier Deschamps will give his list on Thursday. Kanté had already missed the three qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup played in early September due to a left ankle injury.

Vaccination of players, “a sensitive issue”

Without formally revealing whether his midfield lung is vaccinated or not, Tuchel was cautious on the issue of vaccination of players. “The players are adults who make their choice, it must be accepted,” he said. I can make a decision for myself, but everyone has to think about whether they want to take the risk or not. It is a sensitive issue. The vaccine seems to be a real protection. Personally, I am vaccinated, but I do not see myself in a position to give recommendations, it would be going too far as a football coach, ”detailed the former PSG technician.

The German assures him: “We are not at all angry with N’Golo, not at all. We are worried as we are worried about all our injured players, but obviously, we would prefer to have a full squad. In addition to Kanté, Chelsea moved to Italy without Reece James, Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic, injured.


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