The French midfielder from Chelsea
Kanté He retired this Tuesday with discomfort after half an hour of play in the game against him Leicester, but it might just be a precaution. Or so Thomas Tuchel hopes, who hopes that the injury, ten days before the Champions League final against City, will be nothing more than annoyances.
The world champion, selected from the 26 Blues to participate in this summer’s European Championship, left the field in the 32nd minute of a crucial match in the race for a Champions League spot. The match was finally won by Chelsea against Leicester (2-1), allowing the blues to get on the podium and have their goal in hand.
Kanté was replaced by Mateo Kovacic. He left the field without limping or showing any sign of pain in particular. After the game, manager Thomas Tuchel was not overly concerned despite the Champions League final being played (against Manchester City) on May 29.
“I don’t know yet (what he has), we will check it tomorrow (Wednesday),” explained the technician into the Sky Sports microphone after the game. “I have a good relationship with him and he told me that he felt something and that he did not want to continue and risk a muscle injury, so I hope he can even play this last day of the Premier League” against Aston Villa.