Tiemoue Bakayoko has insisted that teammate N’golo Kante is no better than him
The 23-year-old was vital in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Manchester United before the International break but was left out of the latest France squad for this month’s friendly
It is thought that Bakayoko might not make the world cup squad but the midfielder believes he is no less better than the other French player.
When asked about not being selected in the squad, he said:
“I am disappointed. I believe in this World Cup, it remains my goal. I play in a big club, I think it can play in my favour,” Bakayoko told reporters.
“I think [Adrien] Rabiot, Kante, [Blaise] Matuidi, [Corentin] Tolisso are no better than me. I respect the choices of the coach and I also respect the selected players, they are talented, they are friends. I am proud that they are selected, I would like to be with them. But I’m not worse than them.”
He has just one cap for France, featuring in the 2-0 defeat to spain during the international break in March.