Chelsea striker Timo Werner has praised N’Golo Kante for the man-of-the-match performance in their 2-0 against Real Madrid in Champions League semifinal return leg. The France international was instrumental in not only interceptions, but also was involved in the build up for both Chelsea goals.
Speaking to reporters after the win, Timo Werner praised his teammate Kante for his performance and branded him ‘a beast’. The German added “N’Golo is always really important for us. He’s a beast, to win the ball and fight and run all over the place.”
“The manager tells us every time he is playing that we play with two players. He’s a really good guy, plays so good, and also last night how he ran next to me and created a chance and also when he ran with the ball, gave a pass to Christian at the second goal.”
“He’s so important to us and I’m very glad we have him in our squad.“
Having won man-of-the-match awards in both legs of the semifinal, Kante admitted he was delighted with his team’s performance. The France international added “I think we played two good games and we qualified because of that and I am happy to play my part for the team.”
“We could have scored the second goal earlier because we created many chances. It was late in the game, but in the end we have the result that we wanted and we’re happy to go through.”
“Getting to the final is the result of a lot of fighting this season and I hope we can finish well. We know Man City, they know us, it will be a special game for both teams and we hope it is going to be great for us.“