N’Golo Kante tests positive for Covid
Thomas Tuchel, Kante’s manager, confirmed the news, saying that Kante must “quarantine and follow official rules.”
Chelsea’s Champions League Group H encounter against Juventus is on Wednesday, and Tuchel said Kante was not at training on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old is also out of Saturday’s Premier League match against Southampton, and his participation in France’s Nations League match against Belgium on October 7 may be in doubt.
Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount, and Reece James will also be unavailable against Juventus, according to Tuchel.
Tuchel answered queries about whether footballers should get vaccinated and set an example for others after confirming Kante’s diagnosis.
‘It would be easy to say yes and get a lot of acclaim, but do I have the right to say it?’ Tuchel said. I’m not convinced. I am capable of making my own decisions. Everyone else must think about it and decide whether or not to take the risk.
‘I am vaccinated, as I stated, and I made my own decision, but I do not find myself in a position to speak out and make suggestions.’ I don’t think that’s a good idea; I’m a football coach, not an expert in this.
‘Everyone is an adult who lives in a free society and country. We don’t like losing players, but we aren’t furious with N’Golo (for testing positive); instead, we are concerned and concerned for him, just as I am for injured players. We’ll look after them.’
Tuchel said: ‘I’m not afraid of having a bad reaction if I’m convinced about something, but I’m a football coach.’ When asked if he believes sports stars are being discouraged from talking about the vaccine because of possible abuse, he said: ‘I’m absolutely not afraid of having a bad reaction if I’m convinced about something, but I’m a football coach.’
‘I have a lot on my plate because I am a father in my family.’ I’m not well-informed enough to understand what immunizations entail. I’m well-informed enough to make a decision, but I can’t tell anyone (what to do). Doctors and politicians have recommended them.’
‘I don’t know the percentage, we are also merely a reflection of society,’ the German said when asked how many members of his squad are vaccinated. We should acknowledge that the players are adults who have the freedom to choose whether or not to be vaccinated.
‘I’m well aware that the crisis is far from done. When someone in the gang gets it, it helps you realize that the game isn’t finished yet.’