2018 World Cup Winner N'Golo Kanté Reveals Secret Behind Humble Nature

2018 World Cup Winner N'Golo Kanté Reveals Secret Behind Humble Nature

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:04 PM
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  • Chelsea and France midfield dynamo N'Golo Kanté has explained the reason for his humble nature
  • The midfield ace is revered for his humbleness despite the huge amount of money he makes in football
  • N'Golo Kanté helped Chelsea win the UEFA Champions League in 2021 and was a key member of France's World Cup winning team

N'Golo Kanté says his journey from obscurity to fame has taught him so much to be grateful for while he remains humble.

The Chelsea midfielder reveals he failed many times and was rejected by different training centres as he tried to get himself a club during his days as an amateur.

However, after several setbacks, he finally succeeded and that is a major reason for his sheer humility.

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N'Golo Kanté has revealed the secret behind his humble nature. Credit: @ghanasoccernet Getty Images
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“It’s not necessarily staying humble. To get here, to join Chelsea, to join the French [national] team, was a long journey with lots of setbacks,” Kante revealed to ChelseaFC.com.
“From a young age, training centres didn’t accept me, and I failed numerous times at my attempts to join professional teams,” he added.
“It’s just being grateful for my journey – remembering all the people I have met, and who also wanted this career, to make a living out of football. I succeeded and it’s about enjoying it all. It’s knowing how far I’ve come and enjoying it all, and going as far as I can while I can.”

Kanté is living his dream, having won multiple trophies, including the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Champions League.

The only title left for the petite midfielder to win is the European Championship with the French national team.

Antonio Rudiger shares insight into N'Golo Kante's humble nature

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Antonio Rudiger has no words to describe soon-to-be former teammate N'Golo Kanté as he leaves Chelsea after the last game of the season against relegated Watford.

The Germany international failed to sign a new contract with the Blues as he heads to Spain to join Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.

However, in the latest edition of The Players' Tribune Dear Chelsea, the former AS Roma star opened up on his relationship with N’Golo Kanté.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.