At the origin of the victory against Portugal, N’Golo Kanté has still a little more careful his statistics in the France team.
N’Golo Kanté delivered a real recital on Saturday in Lisbon during the shock at the top of Group 1 against Portugal. Uncompromising recovery, the tricolor midfielder radiated to the four corners of the field. So much so that it was he who appeared five meters from the goal of Rui patricio when the Portuguese goalkeeper badly repelled a shot fromAdrien rabiot. What to give a little more sparkle to his sparkling performance.
Thanks to the second goal in the selection of the native of Suresnes, the Blues won 1-0 against the Seleçao, allowing N’Golo Kanté to enter a little more in the annals of the Blues. While honoring his 44th selection, the midfielder of Chelsea has indeed tasted his 33rd success with the France team, the former Caennais also posting seven draws and four defeats. No player in the history of the France team, at least among those with more than 30 caps, does better than these 75% of victories with the Blues.
N’Golo Kanté is not, however, the only French international to display a ratio of 75%. Before him, Michael Silvestre had indeed ended his career with 30 successes in 40 selections. Proof of the good results of Didier Deschamps’ troops, other world champions sacred in Russia can boast of a very high ratio, like Samuel umtiti is at 74% (23/31), Antoine Griezmann at 71% (60/85) or Paul pogba at 70% (52/74). By way of comparison, their glorious predecessors, crowned at the 1998 World Cup and at Euro 2000, display lower ratios like Zinédine Zidane (68%), Didier Deschamps (66%), Lilian Thuram (65 %) or Thierry Henry (60%).
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