Chelsea goalkeeper, Willy Caballero, has revealed that teammate, N’Golo Kante, has tested negative for COVID-19.
The 38-year-old veteran shot-stopper also disclosed that Kante told him in a Zoom call that he felt too scared to return to training after he had a bad experience with symptoms of coronavirus during the quarantine period.
DAILY POST recalls that Kante had expressed safety concerns over a return to Chelsea’s training amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The France 2018 FIFA World Cup winner decided against training last week.
Speaking on the development, Caballero told TNT Sports in an Instagram Live: “It’s very understandable.
“N’Golo Kante tested negative for COVID-19, but he had a bad time of it during quarantine with symptoms of the virus that gave him that fear.
“We respect him, and we will wait until he feels comfortable because the truth is that to do what we’re doing, you have to feel okay and feel confident, and after we start again, we have to all go forward together.
“N’Golo is a very humble and hard-working person who is always smiling, and he must have his reasons to lift his hand and say what he’s said.”
He added: “We did a lot of Zoom meetings with Frank Lampard and the other players, and he said he didn’t feel safe going back to training because of the way he had felt over the last few weeks.
“We know he’s someone who loves training and running and is incapable of lying about something like this. We support him, and we respect him.”