N'Golo Kante reveals truth behind story of running to Leicester City training

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What's most amazing about N'Golo Kante isn't how good a defensive midfielder he is, nor how much he runs, but how humble he is.

Despite winning the Premier League with Leicester City last season and joining Chelsea for £32 million in the summer, the Frenchman has made sure he remains grounded.

He also won the PFA Player of the Year award recently, as voted for by fellow professional footballers, but even that hasn't gone to his head.

What best sums up Kante - who earns £110,000-per-week at Chelsea - is the fact he still drives a Mini Cooper, rather than a luxury Bentley or Ferrari.

On that note, a pretty incredible story about Kante's driving history emerged recently.

Last month, the Guardian's Daniel Taylor claimed Kante didn't buy a car when he first joined Leicester because the training ground wasn't far from his home - so he used to run.

Taylor wrote: "With N'Golo Kante expected to be named the Professional Footballers' Association's player of the year on Sunday, perhaps this is an appropriate time to share a little‑known story, passed on by one of his old team‑mates at Leicester City, that fits in neatly with the way the Chelsea midfielder goes about his business.

"A lot is made of the fact Kante prefers to drive a Mini rather than operating with the fleet of dream machines that other members of his profession consider essential. But it turns out that when Kante first arrived in Leicester he was not even sure he needed any wheels.

"Kante, the story goes, reckoned it was possible to run into training every day and had to be persuaded that it wasn't usually done that way in the Premier League."

Taylor's story about Kante running to training, instead of driving, naturally went down well with football fans - but the France international has now confirmed whether it's true or not.

In a recent interview with Sky Sports' Patrick Davison, which you can watch HERE, Kante was asked: "When Kante first signed for Leicester he used to run to training, true or false?"

And very bluntly, the midfielder responded: "False."

Well, there you have it. Turns out Kante didn't actually run to Leicester training, although he did use to get £10 haircuts with Riyad Mahrez.

"In Leicester, Kante and Riyad Mahrez used to go to the same hairdressers together and pay £10 a haircut, true or false?" asked Davison.

To which Kante replied: "True. We had a good friendship with the hairdresser and we used to go often."

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