Nigeria international Frank Onyeka has explained why he is a big fan of Chelsea FC midfielder N’Golo Kante.
Kante, who was born in France to Malian parents, is widely considered to be one of the best defensive midfielders in the world.
Onyeka will be hoping to get an opportunity to face Kante after sealing a move to newly-promoted Premier League side Brentford from Danish club FC Midtjylland.
The 23-year-old midfield maestro also revealed that he was a Yaya Toure fan, with the retired Ivorian midfielder having turned out for Manchester City in the Premier League during his playing days.
“I do of course watch the Premier League, one of the best leagues in the world, I watch Premier League back home and I’ve been following the Premier League all these years,” Onyeka told the club’s official portal.
“I’ll say Kante [is my favourite player] but before he moved to Leicester City I followed Yaya Toure but now it is more of Kante.
“Toure was amazing, good on the ball, the way he played his own football was amazing, a box-to-box midfielder. I think it is more of Kante now because I watch him a lot,” he continued.
“The way he plays is pretty amazing. I have never seen a midfielder like him. But he is different, I am different. He is Kante, I am Frank so we are different. I play my own way, he plays his own way.”
Onyeka is affectionately nicknamed ‘Frank The Tank’ from his teammates and coaches for his strength on the ball.