Paul Pogba makes claim about N’Golo Kante at Chelsea
Paul Pogba claims that N'Golo Kante is not scrutinised enough for his lack of goals at Chelsea this season
Paul Pogba has claimed that N’Golo Kante is not scrutinised enough for his lack of goals at Chelsea.
The French midfielder has been widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s top performing players this season and has been rewarded for his fine performances for Chelsea with a nomination for the PFA player of the year award.
Kante has earned a reputation as one of Europe’s top holding midfielders after he helped Leicester to win the title last season before joining Chelsea last summer.
However, Pogba, who himself has faced criticism for his performance since his return to Manchester United last summer, feels that Kante doesn’t score enough goals for the Blues.
Pogba told Sky Sports: “I’ve heard Kante is a top, top midfielder, which I agree with.
“He is a top-class midfielder for what he does. But he doesn’t score many goals, does he? They don’t speak about this. They speak about what he does on the pitch.
“He gets the ball, he passes the ball and he makes the game.
“Me, I try to do this. I score more goals than Kante but they still say Kante does this and does that. If you want to speak about scoring goals, you should judge every midfielder the same way. They only speak about the transfer and about the money.”
Ironically, Kante has so far scored two goals for Chelsea this season – and both of them have come against Manchester United.
Pogba will be expecting to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils take on Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-finals at Old Trafford on Thursday night.