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N'Golo Kante may have just signed a £290,000-a-week five-year contract to become Chelsea's highest-paid player but it almost certainly won't go to head.
The loveable Frenchman is humble as ever and that is reflected in the car he drives - Kante still rocks up to training in a Mini Cooper S because that's his preference.
No one in world football deserves a new bumper contract than N'Golo Kante. The man gives his 110% every gameweek, a competitive warrior with a heart of gold. He will still drive a mini Cooper, be shy in front of the camera but he will be there when your team needs him #Kante2023 pic.twitter.com/QeJ7ndhj2G- Mateo :crown: (@KlassyKovacic) November 23, 2018
N'golo Kante still drives a Mini Cooper. What a man- Mahershala Karim (@witness1st) November 23, 2018
Explaining why he bought the Mini, Kante told BBC Sport in March: "I was at Leicester City and it was my first car in England. One person advised a Mini, a tried and I liked it so I bought one. "
Have you seen Kante cruising around? :red_car::red_car::red_car: pic.twitter.com/xqBfbkCIJg- BBC Sport (@BBCSport) March 16, 2018
For a bit I had actually thought maybe the whole Kante Mini Cooper thing was a myth and that maybe he actually drove a Range Rover or Lamborghini.
However, when I went to Chelsea's Cobham training ground for interviews with Eden Hazard, Willian and Jorginho, I saw it with my own eyes - Kante driving out of the complex in his Mini and signing autographs for fans.
It's actually a miracle that Kante actually drives to training full stop. In a story that is typically brilliant of the French midfielder, he wanted to cover all that distance without the help of a car, according to The Guardian's Daniel Taylor.
The report revealed that the 27-year-old had to be persuaded to buy a car when he first moved to England because he thought he would just run to training everyday.
Always be yourself. Unless you can be N'Golo Kante. Then always be N'Golo Kante.
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