The Reason Why Conte Snubbed Chance to Make a Speech for N'Golo...

The Reason Why Conte Snubbed Chance to Make a Speech for N'Golo Kante at Player of the Year Ceremony

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​Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo has revealed why Antonio Conte refused to make a speech for Football Writer’s Player of The Year award winner N’Golo Kante at the ceremony celebrating the Frenchman’s win.

Kante has been outstanding since joining Chelsea last summer, winning the PFA Player of the Year award and helping Chelsea win the Premier League in Conte’s first season in charge.

Football Writers Association Player of the Year.

The former Leicester midfielder also took home the coveted Football Writers Association Player of The Year last week, and picked up his award at ceremony on Thursday.

Kante’s manager Conte was expected to give a speech at the do, yet Emenalo instead took to the stage, and explained Conte’s absence.

The Chelsea director said (via the Mirror): “For those of you who don’t know, I am the stand in for Antonio Conte, who was supposed to give this speech.

“Antonio decided not to do it because the Football Writers’ Association couldn’t find 25 awards for all of his players and he doesn’t believe in individual awards.”

However, despite his absence, Emanalo insisted Conte was full of praise for Kante. 

“But if he was here, he would say about N’Golo that he is a fantastic player, very good in all tactical aspects, but he must improve,” he added.

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You’re Eden Hazard

When the going gets tough, you can be trusted to deliver when it matters most!

</p></section><section><h3>You’re Diego Costa</h3><p>

Nobody can hold you back. You’ve got the pace and power that defenders just can’t stop!

</p></section><section><h3>You’re N’Golo Kante</h3><p>

With an engine unlike any other, you cover so much ground it seems like there’s two of you!

</p></section><section><h3>You’re Willian</h3><p>

When it’s time to shift gear, you leave players in your wake with lightning speed!

</p></section><section><h3>You’re Antonio Conte</h3><p>

Your football IQ is a step ahead of everyone else and you know exactly what to do to get the win!

</p></section><section><h2>Which one of these best describes you as a player?</h2></section><section><h3>You’re up against a dirty team with tackles flying left, right and center. What do you do?</h3></section><section><h3>What type of penalty taker are you?</h3></section><section><h3>You’re 1-0 up with 10 mins to go… What do you do?</h3></section> </div>”>

Source: 90min

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