N'Golo Kante's ability to be everywhere on the pitch has earned him a respected reputation in world football. In fact, some even believe that the earth is 70% covered by water, and the rest is covered by the man himself.
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 reveals that the 26-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.
Eventually, he opted to buy a Mini-Cooper and the rest is history. Here's the humble Kante speaking about the car to BBC Sport earlier this month:
Have you seen Kante cruising around? :red_car::red_car::red_car: pic.twitter.com/xqBfbkCIJg- BBC Sport (@BBCSport) March 16, 2018
The fact that Kante had to be persuaded not to run to training, with teammates instead managing to persuade him to purchase a vehicle, is just brilliant, isn't it?
After being persuaded to buy a vehicle, however, the former PFA Player of the Year didn't spend his hard earned cash on a flashy motor of any sort.
Instead, the former Leicester City midfielder drives around in the understated Mini Cooper S.
Speaking to the Sunday Times about the decision to get the car, he said:
"I've never been someone who loves a car. My Mini, for the beginning, was good to learn to drive on the left. I got it in Leicester and I still have it now."
Kante also talked about playing other sports in his younger days and he was backed to play rugby, but football was his pick.
"When I began school we started swimming, rugby, football, athletics and basketball. We did rugby, I tried to tackle the man and my teacher said, 'When you were at the tournament the scout from the club said you have good spirit, good condition, maybe you can play rugby'.
"In the end the teacher said to my family, 'Maybe it would be good for N'Golo to do some sport" and my choice was to play football."
It seems owning flashy cars is normal for a player playing at the highest level, but Kante doesn't fall into the mix and his choice of motor shows that he remains grounded and humble.
Fair play to the lad.
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