N'golo Kante: Caballero backs Frenchman to stay away from teammates over COVID-19 fears

N'golo Kante: Caballero backs Frenchman to stay away from teammates over COVID-19 fears

- N'golo Kante has been given permission to continues his training at home

- The Frenchman took excuse from the rest of the team over his previous health issues

- Kante was said to have tested negative for the virus when the exercise was carried out

Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero has thrown his weight behind his Chelsea teammate N'golo Kante over his decision to boycott training over deadly coronavirus fears.

The Premier League is scheduled to return back to action next month after about two months of suspension due to the ravaging effect of the infection.

Having being given the green light by the UK government to return to training, the Frenchman opted out from the sessions owing to health reasons.

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And according to Daily Mail, the World Cup-winning star has had health issues in the past after collapsing during training two years ago.

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Meanwhile, his brother was said to have died due to heart complications weeks before France conquered the world in Russia.

The publication also stated that Frank Lampard has given him permission to miss the rest of the season.

Caballero believes the France international is right to maintain distance with the rest of the team over the fears of COVID-19.

"It's very understandable', the 38-year-old told TNT Sports in an Instagram Live interview.

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"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.

"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.

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"N'Golo is a very humble and hard-working person who is always smiling and he must have his reasons to lift up his hand and say what he's said."

The defensive midfielder tested negative for the deadly virus when he took the test but still has health concerns, hence, the need to be highly cautious this period.

He also has the full support of his manager Lampard to continue his training at home as preparations gather pace for the return of the Premier League.

Caballero continued: "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."

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea midfielder N'golo Kante has finally shown that he can also enjoy life after swapping his Mini Cooper car for an exotic new Mercedes Benz mostly known with footballers.

The 2018 World Cup winner has been regarded as both humble and happy by both who have encountered him.

Despite winning back-to-back Premier League titles with Leicester City (2015-16 season) and Chelsea (2016-17 season) the Frenchman was not pressured into buying a more expensive car.

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