Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero has revealed the reason why N’Golo Kante pulled out of training amid Covid-19 fears.
The midfielder returned to training with the rest of the squad on Tuesday but was given leave of absence after the club accepted his decision to stay away from training with the group.
The France International once fainted in training and passed out, and also lost his brother to heart attack in 2018.
Kante’s fear is legitimate and the entire Chelsea squad backs his decision to pull out.
Caballero said Kante had symptoms of Covid-19 during quarantine but tested negative. However, it was a tough time for the player considering past events in his family.
“It’s very understandable,” Caballero told TNT Sports, cited by Metro.
“He tested negative for Covid-19 but he had a bad time of it during quarantine with symptoms of the virus that gave him that fear.
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“We respect him, and we’ll wait until he feels comfortable because the truth is that to do what we’re doing you have to feel okay and feel confident and after we start again, we have to all go forward together.
“N’Golo is a very humble and hard-working person who is always smiling, and he must have his reasons to lift his hand and say what he’s said.
“We did a lot of Zoom meetings with Frank Lampard and the other players, and he said he didn’t feel safe going back to training because of the way he had felt over the last few weeks.
“We know he’s someone who loves training and running and is incapable of lying about something like this. We support him and we respect him.”
Written by Vince @blue_footy