Injured with the Blues against Ukraine (1-1), N’Golo Kanté should miss the quarter-final first leg against Porto next Wednesday. In a press conference, Thomas Tuchel confirmed the probable withdrawal of the French environment.
Forced to leave the France team after feeling pain in the hamstrings of the left thigh at the very end of the game against Ukraine (1-1), N’Golo Kanté should not be in the game during the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League between Porto and Chelsea (April 7, live on RMC Sport).
Made available to the Blues after his injury, the international tricolor should not be restored in time for the first act of this quarter-final according to Thomas Tuchel, present at a press conference this Friday: “Yes, he will probably be absent against Porto. He’s working individually and for tomorrow’s game (against West Bromwich, RMC Sport 1) he can’t be with the team.
Tuchel aims for the return leg
The former PSG technician added that he hoped to recover N’Golo Kanté for the return match scheduled for April 13: “We only have three days to prepare. It’s a muscle injury, like us. communicated with the national team. So my realistic approach is to think of Porto, maybe the second game against Porto. “
Both matches will take place in Sevilla FC’s lair, at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium. Due to the health context in Portugal, UEFA has decided to relocate the two matches to Andalusia.