Chelsea star Kante's injury not too serious says Deschamps

N'Golo Kante- cropped

N'Golo Kante- cropped

While one Chelsea man was scoring for France, N'Golo Kante was unfortunately pulled from the squad just before kick-off.

The Chelsea midfielder had been named in the starting XI and was all set to play in the Euro 2020 qualifying match before suffering a muscle strain.

He is a doubt for the game against Turkey on Tuesday but France boss Didier Deschamps does not believe the problem is overly serious.

"He felt a pain in his adductor muscle", Deschamps explained.

Olivier Giroud's second-half penalty proved to be enough for Les Bleus in Reykjavík to keep them level on points with Turkey at the top of Group H, with France extending their lead over Iceland to six points with three games remaining.

"He did not feel comfortable to play and I made the decision because maybe it could get worse".

"I knew Moussa [Sissoko] would be ready".

France would announce via Twitter that Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko would replace Kante in the team to face Iceland.

"I do not think it's too serious for NG [Kante], but I do not have an answer tonight." .

The midfielder's club side will also be sweating over his fitness.

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