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  • Maurizio Sarri praises N’Golo Kante’s performance against Fulham.
  • Sarri calls on Kante for further improvement after the game.
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Maurizio Sarri has praised N’Golo Kante following his performance against Fulham – but he’s still demanding more from him.

Sarri didn’t shy away from criticising the World Cup winner following our loss to Spurs. He publicly called on Kante to improve and adapt to this new role he has been given this season, which is more advanced than the one he resided in previously.

The press spent the week suggesting that Kante is not suited to this new position and he needs to be moved deeper. We felt the Frenchman proved them all wrong with his performance against the Cottagers, but Sarri still wasn’t entirely content.

Sarri is quoted by the Metro praising Kante, but adding that he still wants more from the midfielder:

“I think he played very well, he defended very well. He needs to improve a little more from the tactical point of view, but that is natural. Last season he played with two or three midfielders but in central, so he needs to improve (tactically).”

“Today was better, because when the ball was on the other side of the pitch it was better. He has to stay very close to Jorginho, otherwise it is a problem.”

Kante’s role in our first goal is evidence why this new role does suit him. We trust Sarri and we trust N’Golo. The media ought to have a little more faith in those with a much better understanding of football than themselves…

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