Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has revealed how N’Golo Kante predicted they would win the Champions League at the start of last season.
Mendy recalled a conversation he had with Kante ahead of last season’s successful campaign opener.
He said: “I think I have the best anecdote of the season. (The day of the first game of the 20-21 campaign, against Sevilla, 0-0, at Stamford Bridge) We are on the bus with N’Golo (Kanté), Kurt (Zouma) and Olivier (Giroud).
“N’Golo, he’s confident, he’s like ‘guys, I think this year we’re going to win the Champions League’. He said ‘yeah, I don’t know, I have a hunch’.
“First day eh. I tell him ‘wait and see tonight, how it’s going to go’. And here comes Sevilla, honestly it was the toughest game we had in the group stage. They came towards us. , they put us in a sick pressing, they had possession of the ball 70% of the time.
“N’Golo I think he ran 13 kilometers … At the end of the match, I asked him the question again …”
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