Ahead of his move to Real Madrid, Anthony Rudiger has praised ‘Humble’ N’Golo Kante for refusing to upgrade his Mini Cooper.
Rudiger said Kante refused to upgrade his Mini Cooper despite all the pressures he gets from his Chelsea team-mates.
He said before he came to Chelsea, he had heard beautiful stories about him, from always smiling to still driving an old Mini Cooper.
Despite earning £110,000-a-week at Chelsea, N’Golo Kante continues to drive his beloved Mini Cooper to training.
He is surrounded by teammates who drives luxury cars from brands like Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley and Range Rovers.
Antonio Rudiger is set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season after confirming he will be leaving Chelsea Football Club for Spanish Giant, Real Madrid, this summer.
The centre-back, in his goodbye message to Chelsea on Friday titled ‘Dear Chelsea’ praised his humble teammate, N’Golo Kante, describing him as one of the nicest people in football.
Rudiger said Kante constantly refuse to upgrade his Mini Cooper to a more expensive ride like Mercedes-Benz despite all the pressure he gets from team-mates.
Despite earning £110,000-a-week at Chelsea, Kante continues to drive his beloved Mini Cooper to training despite being surrounded by teammates who drives luxury cars from brands like Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley and Range Rovers.
Speaking to The Players’ Tribune, Rudiger said :
“Before I came to Chelsea, I had heard all the beautiful stories about him [Kante]. They said he is always smiling. They said he still drives an old Mini Cooper.
“Everything with NG [Kante] is authentic. Even the Mini Cooper — people laugh about it, but there is a real story behind it.
“It was a dream for NG to make it to the Premier League, coming from where he came from, and the Mini was the first car that he bought when he got to England. So for him, it is not just a car. It has a deep meaning.
“Of course, the boys always joke with him about it, but I am telling you — this man is so polite that he just tells you what you want to hear.
“Someone will say, ‘NG, you know what car is really cool? A Mercedes, bro. I can see you whippin’ a black Mercedes’.
“And NG will just look at them genuinely and say, ‘Yes, O.K. We will think about it. Thank you, that’s a good idea’.
“But he’s just playing with you!!! At the end of the day, you know that you’re going to be seeing that Mini at the training ground for the next 10 years.
“I tell people all the time…. There is humble. And there is humble. And then there is N’Golo.”
The 29-year-old German professional also showered praise on ‘elite’ Mason Mount as well as referencing a tight bond between Hakim Ziyech and Romelu Lukaku.
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