- N’Golo Kante avoided punishment despite turning up late for France training
- The Frenchman arrived 42 minutes after training had began and was unable to join
- The French technical crew eventually forgave Kante for his lateness
Chelsea midfield star N’Golo Kante avoided being punished by France manager Didier Deschamps during last week's international break despite arriving late for Les Bleus training season.
However, on arrival, Kante met Deschamps to explain to him and other staff members why he failed to turn up on time.
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Kante is now the highest paid Chelsea player after recently renewing his contract.
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According to Sun (UK), the French star failed to turn up for the day’s session after suffering delays at the train station.
The situation saw him arrive at Les Bleus' Clairefontaine training base 42 minutes late and could not join the rest of the gang.
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But the manager and his coaching assistants responded in an amusing way as Deschamps jokingly asked: "But N'Golo, you are faster than the train."
No doubt Kante was just reaping the reward of his humility where other players would have received a warning or punishment from their managers.
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The Chelsea star recently penned a new long term contract with his Premier League side Chelsea.
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The World Cup winning star signed a five year deal that will see him earn KSh 38.2 million (£290,000) pounds-per-week.
His new deal will also see him represent the Premier League club until the summer of 2026, after initially joining them in 2016.
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