Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante believes his decision to join Chelsea has been vindicated after finally making his Champion League debut.
Some pundits criticized Kante for leaving Leicester City for Chelsea at the start of last season, given Leicester had qualified for the Champions League following their Premier League title win in 2016, while Chelsea were without European football.
“It was special to play my first game [in the Champions League],” Kante said.
“It was something that I used to watch when I was young and to play now with Chelsea here at Stamford Bridge is special.
“I remember when I was asked a year ago [about leaving Leicester to miss the Champions League]. I was sure to join this good club.
“We did well last season and now we have to play in the Champions League, we will fight to do well in all the competitions.”