Irrepressible Kanté bringing out the best in all those around him for France

As Didier Deschamps knew, the midfielder’s move to the Saudi Pro League has not diminished his powers

N’Golo Kanté took the stage for a second time in four days and, having offered another blast from the past, sounded a quietly confident note about France’s future.

Perhaps anyone lending a curious ear from rival camps may even have termed it ominous. “I think we had a good feeling,” he said, echoing those who felt their goalless draw against the Netherlands was hardly a ­borefest. “I thought the performance was good. We’re disappointed not to have won but I think it’s looking good for what is to come.”

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