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When N'Golo Kante Arrived Late For France Training And Got Away With It Because He's N'Golo Kante

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When N'Golo Kante Arrived Late For France Training And Got Away With It Because He's N'Golo Kante

N'Golo Kante has endeared himself to football fans around the world with his humble and down-to-earth nature - and a wonderful moment from France training in 2018 sums up the man.

Not too long ago, the defensive midfielder was playing in the French second division. He eventually earned a move to Leicester City, where he lifted an unexpected Premier League title, before sealing a move to Chelsea.

Kante is, without doubt, one of the best holding midfielders in the world - as he proved in last weekend's Champions League final.

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But as well as being a great player on the pitch, his personality and kind nature off the field has earned him a huge amount of respect in the football world. I mean, he rocks up to training in a Mini Cooper S every day.

When he's not driving his Mini Cooper, however, things can go wrong - just take a look at the below.

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After his train was delayed on the way to France's Clairefontaine training facility, Kante turned up to the team meeting later than planned.

But because he's N'Golo Kante, the man just smiled at manager Didier Deschamps and all was forgiven.

Deschamps can be heard saying: "But N'Golo, you are faster than the train?"

Kante then laughs as the three coaches around him embrace the 5ft 6in midfielder.

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Image: FranceFF/YouTube
Image: FranceFF/YouTube
Image: FranceFF/YouTube
Image: FranceFF/YouTube

You can watch the full clip from France football's official YouTube video below.

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In another story that is typical of the French midfielder, the former Leicester City man once wanted to cover the distance from his house to Cobham training ground without the help of a car, according to The Guardian's Daniel Taylor.

The report claims Kante had to be persuaded to buy a car when he first moved to England because he thought he would just run to training every day.

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And in another hilarious clip, Kante was caught cheating at a game of UNO.

Image: FranceFF/YouTube
Image: FranceFF/YouTube

France teammate Paul Pogba recently opened up about Kante's tendencies to cheat when it comes to playing games.

"He cheats a lot. A lot," Pogba told beIN Sports.

"At card games, board games. Honestly, I'm telling the truth. He cheats. He says he doesn't cheat, but he does. He uses cunning. He's a smart kid, N'Golo. But it's okay. You have to love him."

Topics: Chelsea, Football, Premier League, France, Euros, N'Golo Kante

Jack Kenmare
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