Tiemoue Bakayoko was not among Didier Deschamps’ 24-man France squad for a pair of international friendlies, and the Chelsea midfielder was candid in his assessment of the decision at the expense of some of his Les Bleus teammate.
Tiemoue Bakayoko claims he is better than his Chelsea teammate, N’Golo Kante.
Kante has been Antonio Conte’s key man in midfield since his arrival at Stamford Bridge and was crowned PFA Player of the Year last season as he helped guide Chelsea to the Premier League title.
Chelsea have also struggled in Kante’s absence in recent weeks as the midfielder has been sidelined with a hamstring injury.
But Bakayoko, a £40 million summer signing from Monaco, believes his France and Chelsea teammate does not offer more than him on the pitch.