Thursday, February 23, 2017

Kante move spells end of Leicester´s challenge, says Lineker

SoccerNews in English Premier League 12 Aug 2016

8 Views

N’Golo Kante’s move to Chelsea will play a crucial role in Leicester City failing to retain their Premier League crown, according to former player Gary Lineker.

The France international was one of the stars of Claudio Ranieri’s side that claimed a shock title win last season, having joined from Caen at the start of the campaign.

However, with Kante now at Stamford Bridge, Lineker believes Leicester will come up short without him.

“Kante allowed Ranieri to play the system he did,” Lineker told BBC Sport.

“He can’t do that anymore. Kante was the most unsung of the big three players, but he was probably the most important.”

And regardless of any off-season departures, the ex-England forward insists his boyhood club’s success could not be repeated.

“It was a one off,” he added.

“I never thought I would see something like that in my lifetime, Leicester winning under those circumstances – or any other club of that stature in this modern age.

“I am sure the league will be a little anti-climactic because they won’t do that again but there is the Champions League to look forward to. That will be a wonderful experience for the supporters.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshock???cooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsad!?ideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top