Premier League: Thomas Tuchel speaks on N’Golo Kantes’ injury after Liverpool draw – Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel spoke with the media in his post-match interview after the Blues played out a 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Saturday. The German boss went on to provide an injury update regarding N’Golo Kante during the same.
Kante was subbed off after the half-time whistle during Chelsea’s visit to Anfield on Matchday 3 of the ongoing Premier League campaign, this Saturday. Thomas Tuchel provided an update on the Frenchman in his post match interview and said, “He is injured. He missed the Arsenal game because of pain in his ankle and some inflammation, but it was nothing serious obviously because he was back in training and he started (against Liverpool).”
Premier League: Thomas Tuchel speaks on N’Golo Kantes’ injury after Liverpool draw
“In winning the ball in this situation, the opponent fell on his ankle and twisted it again. He immediately had the same pain he had before the Arsenal game and he was lacking the force to accelerate and we had to take him off.
“Can there be any harder challenges than going one man down and taking N’Golo Kante off at the same time at half-time at Anfield and having Liverpool playing towards the Kop? But we did excellently and we are super happy… we deserved the point.”
Kante initially picked up the injury in the warm-up ahead of the UEFA Super Cup earlier this month and was not involved in Chelsea’s Premier League season opener against Crystal Palace as a precaution.
Chelsea will take on Aston Villa in the Premier League on September 11.