N’Golo Kante might have fully recovered from Covid-19, but our sister title LondonWorld understands that the midfielder is concerned about interacting with unvaccinated players.
The Chelsea star is reportedly fully vaccinated and took the jab at the first time of asking but a number of Premier League players are still hesitant.
The French midfielder tested positive in September, but has returned to the Chelsea team unaffected.
However this has heightened concerns from his family members and loved ones as there is history of heart-related issues in his family.
World Cup winner N’Golo Kante’s father passed away when he was only 11 due to a heart attack, and his brother, Niama N’Golo, died a few months before the 2018 World Cup from a heart attack.
The Chelsea midfielder has also fainted twice in the last two years, even though all checks on his heart have given him a clean bill of health.
What managers have said about Covid-19 vaccinations
The issue of vaccines has split opinion among Premier League footballers, with managers revealing that players have been influenced by social media conspiracy theories.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel told the press he was fully vaccinated, but stopped short of encouraging players to trust science and get vaccinated for the greater good of the game.
The Champions League winner said: “Do I have the right to say it? I’m not so sure.
“It is a serious question, vaccinations seem to be the proper protection.
“I am vaccinated but I don’t see myself in the position to speak out on recommendation.
“I don’t know mate. I really don’t know mate, we are a reflection of society and the players have the right to make a choice on their own.
“We should accept and this is more or less what I can say. I know the situation is very far from over and it makes you very aware that it is far from over.”
Tuchel’s position is a stark contrast to England manager Gareth Southgate, who is encouraging players to trust the doctors and scientists who have worked hard to get us a vaccine.
As expected with everyone who dares to encourage people to take the vaccine, the England manager received abuse on social media for his stance.
In a video, encouraging people to get vaccinated, Southgate said: “There’s no doubt that the vaccination programme is our best route out of this problem, not only for us as a country but across the world.
"So I just wanted to say how important it is, if you haven’t had your vaccine yet, to go and get it done."
The full version of this story was originally published on our sister title, LondonWorld
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