Juventus' Rabiot says Chelsea star has become 'one of the best' after his 'enormous progress'

Juventus star Adrien Rabiot said France teammate N’Golo Kante has “reached a different level” at Chelsea and become one of the best midfielders in the world.

Being in the limelight seems inevitable for Kante, particularly after his man-of-the-match performance in the Champions League final against Manchester City.

It has not always been the case, however, since many used to see him as a player who has incredible defensive instinct and that is pretty much it.

But Kante has showcased that he is capable of more than just covering the ground and breaking up opposition attacks.

In the two legs of the semi-final tie against Real Madrid, for example, the 30-year-old created four chances and made seven successful dribbles.

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Most Chelsea fans should not be surprised by Kante’s growth as a player.

But those who do not follow Chelsea as regularly might see him in a different light after these performances.

Even his midfield partner in the national team, Rabiot, seems to be impressed by Kante’s improvement.

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Playing alongside Kante makes things ‘much better’, says Rabiot

“He’s one of the best in his position, certainly,” the Juventus star said during his press conference on Saturday (via RMC Sport).

“Because of his performances and the fact that he won the Champions League.

“He brings a lot to the table, both in terms of [ball] recovery and in terms of the way he plays.

“With the ball, he has progressed enormously, he is capable of creating more space and getting on the ball.

“He has reached a different level. When he’s here [for France], things are much better.”

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