N'Golo Kante Confirms How To Say His Name Properly
Commentators and fans alike often struggle to decide how to say a player's surname but N'Golo Kante has finally confirmed how to say his name, kind of.
There's often a moment when commentators suddenly start using a different pronunciation to a player's name and all fans think they're wrong. It happened with Kante as he went from 'kan-tay' to 'kon-tay' after he joined Chelsea.
Whilst the latter is now more roundly used BBC Sports' Will Perry decided to find out once and for all, but the French midfielder wasn't that helpful in the end.
"So we are going to the horses mouth, the man himself, tell everyone how to say your name," said Perry, but the former Leicester City man wasn't as helpful as the BBC Sports presenter might have hoped.
Answering the statement Kante said, "In French, it's N'golo Kon-tay, and in Malian it's N'golo Kan-tay," well that's good. In the end the at least he settles on 'Kon-tay.'
He doesn't seem nearly as convinced as you!- Peter Blackburn (@petermblackburn) December 5, 2019
I'm left even more confused thinking he's just being polite there- Layla Anna-Lee (@Laylaloves) December 5, 2019
He literally says it can be pronounced either way :joy: so no one is actually saying his name incorrectly.- Dan Panda (@cozierpanda) December 5, 2019
Injuries have stopped playing the two time Premier League champion as much has he would have wanted and he missed the start of the season.
Since then he's played nine games in the league and three times in the Champions League, scoring three goals, and it's no surprise Frank Lampard's team improved in form when he came into the team.
Equally it was no surprise the Frenchman wasn't available for the loss to West Ham, though he did return for the game against Everton which also ended in defeat.
Last month Kante was asked on French tv about turning down a move to PSG last summer and he explained why, saying, "Sometimes we do not necessarily know where we want to go but we know what we have.
"I know I was in Chelsea and I was good there. If I did not want to come to PSG it was more a sporting choice. I felt good in London, in the project and I was happy to stay there."