Olivier Giroud has revealed that N’Golo Kante has a far more intense competitive streak than it may seem.
Kante has hardly ever shown frustration and any extreme emotions of competitiveness on the pitch beside a consistent big smile.
Yet, according to his former Chelsea and France national teammate, Kante hates losing with a passion.
“Well, we’ve been playing chess. I have to say he’s better than me. I’ve been winning at some of the parties we’ve bee,” Giroud told talkSPORT.
“I have to say that after I asked him to play scrabble, and I’m definitely better than him. So much better.
“But he’s a top man and it’s true that he hates losing and sometimes he tries everything to win and that’s why we created this song with the national team as he always tries to find a different way to avoid [losing.]
“He never gives up on the pitch. He always tries to step up. You see on the pitch he’s massively important for Chelsea and for the national team. Off the pitch, he hates losing and sometimes I make him a bit upset or angry but he stays the same, very helpful and I always try to joke with him. He’s a top man,” the AC Milan striker concluded.
Coming next for Chelsea this weekend is a trip to Premier League newcomers Brentford.