Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard is furious at France manager, Didier Dechamp over the way he handled N’golo Kante during the International break.
Frank Lampard criticise the France manager’s handling of N’Golo Kante during the international break by claiming “a lack of communication” over his groin injury is “no laughing matter”.
With Kante set to miss Saturday’s Premier League home clash with Newcastle due to a problem sustained in the warm-up before last Friday’s 1-0 win against Iceland.
Lampard admitted his irritation over given Kante has struggled to be available all season.
Lampard said: “Before the international break, I know Didier Deschamps mentioned in jest a little bit about Olivier Giroud [not playing regularly for Chelsea] and I get it – we all have our selection problems.”
“He had his in those two games himself. But the Kante one was not a laughing matter because we communicated before the last international break because he was injured.
He couldn’t go so [we said] ‘let’s think of what benefits the player’. He didn’t go and we both agreed on that.
“That’s how things should work. After the first game when he pulled out, he then had a fitness test the day before the second game.
It was clear he couldn’t play but he then sat on the bench on the evening of the game. That’s not communication. That’s not such a laughing matter I suppose.
That’s not such a laughing matter I suppose.
And It is more for Kante himself because he is not an inexperienced player who hasn’t been around the block. He’s won World Cups, he’s been a fantastic player.
So I think that could have been handled better.”