N'Golo Kante claims he was unsure whether he would make it from football

N'Golo Kante claims he was unsure whether he would make it from football

- N'Golo Kante at one point in his life was uncertain about his career

- The midfielder revealed he studied accounting if football does not pay his bills

- Kante has won Premier League titles, FA Cup and the World Cup with different teams

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N'Golo Kante was being smart about how his career would have turned out either being an accountant or a footballer, Sport Bible.

The French midfielder who has now won two Premier League titles with Leicester City and Chelsea, as well as the World Cup, ended up being a world-class player.

Kante began his journey with local amateur club JS Suresnesn and played in the French third-division in 2012.

Inspirational story of how Chelsea star studied to become an account before changing to football
Inspirational story of how Chelsea star studied to become an account before changing to football. Photo by Michael Regan, Chris Brunskill Ltd and Leicester City FC
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He took advantage of the opportunity of helping Boulogne's reserve gain promotion into the fifth division.

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However, Kante was not being sure of making ends meet as a footballer, so he focused on being an accountant after passing his A-levels at the age of 18.

Kante admitted that it was until 2016 that he started believing he would make it as a footballer while studying accounting in his early 20's.

He said:

"I was at Boulogne, in the second team - the sixth, then the fifth division.
"I wasn't professional, so I kept studying because I wasn't sure if I would be able to make a living as a footballer.
"When I was 18, I got my baccalaureate [the French A-Level equivalent] and after that I did two more years of study in accountancy.
"When I went up to the first-team, I became professional, so I stopped studying. I got my qualification in accountancy, but now I prefer to concentrate on football."

Kante made his professional debut on the final day of the Ligue 2 season when he appeared for just 11 minutes for already relegated Boulogne in 2012.

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The following campaign, he broke into Boulogne's first team which was his breakthrough season as they finished 13th in the French third-division.

He joined Caen in Ligue 2 and helped them gain promotion into the French topflight division and helped the club maintain a place in France's top league the following year.

Within the space of three years, Kante played from the sixth division to Ligue 1 before joining Claudio Raneri to win the Premier League in 2016.

Kante moved to Chelsea the following season and won another league title in 2017 as well as adding the FA Cup medal into his cabinet with the Blues under Antonio Conte in 2018.

The France international was one of the key figures in Didier Deschamps side that won football's biggest prize, the World Cup in 2018.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Timo Werner has tipped Chelsea to win the Champions League in the next two seasons under the tutelage of Frank Lampard.

The west London side are scheduled to continue their European campaign on Wednesday night, November 4, when they take on French side Rennes at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have picked four points from two of their opening group matches, with their last against Krasnodar ending in a 4-0 emphatic win.

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