Kante: ‘I need more confidence.’

Chelsea midfield star N'Golo Kante says it will take time before he is able to play without fear following his comeback from an hamstring injury.

The France international played the full match in their 1-0 win against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, his first appearance since September.

‘I need more confidence because when you play after this injury, you have some fear,’ said Kante as the Daily Mail reported.

‘But with one week training, and this game, I am more confident. I prefer to play (than watch). It is more stressful when you cannot play. It is a bit strange to be outside. It’s another point of view. We are just a spectator, we cannot help.

‘We just wish the best to our team-mates, we are with the staff medical. I’m happy to be back. It was a long time for me to be with the medical team to treat my injury. But I am happy to be back and I thank everyone for their support.’

‘The season is not bad,’ the 26-year-old continued. ‘In the Champions League it was a bad defeat against Roma, but to qualify we need just one win.

‘In the league, we are fourth and we just need to keep going. It was important to win (against United) – we just have to keep going now.’

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