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French Journalist Beautifully Sums Up Where N'Golo Kante's Hard Work Comes From

French Journalist Beautifully Sums Up Where N'Golo Kante's Hard Work Comes From
By Mikey Traynor

Water covers 70% of the Earth, the rest is covered by N'Golo Kante.

You've seen the meme, it's been doing the rounds since this time last year when it became clear the Leicester City were actually on the verge of something special, but it pops up so often because every time you watch the Frenchman play you can't help but notice just how tirelessly he works.

Kante is not your typical modern footballer. Despite being one of the favourites to win the PFA player of the year award this season, he named three of his teammates that he feels deserve it more when asked what it would be like to win. This attitude coupled with his remarkable work ethic is the reason why so many have fallen in love with him, although Joey Barton still isn't convinced.

And it all comes from his upbringing. We've heard before about how he used to ride a micro-scooter to football training at Caen when his teammates turned up in Ferraris, but French Journalist Julien Laurens has given an insight as to why hard work is so important to him.

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There's a story that they tell in Suresnes that one summer before going away on holiday, one of the coaches said to him 'you have to work on your keepy-uppies, because it's not good enough'.

When he came back two months later he could do 50 with his right foot, 50 with his left, and 50 with his head. That's N'Golo Kante for you.

He's having another remarkable season and looks set to win his second consecutive Premier League title with two different clubs, so it's great to know that all of his success is based on strong family values.

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His path to the top has been extremely difficult because of his size and the fact that he's not a goalscorer or a player that stands out in terms of attacking play, but that's only makes his story more interesting as he is now probably the best player in his position in the world.

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