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​Bent: Chelsea midfielder Kante deserves to rename 'Makelele Role'

Former Tottenham striker turned pundit Darren Bent has claimed that N'Golo Kante should rename the "Makelele role."

The famous term is named after French legendary midfielder Claude Makelele, who was often the unsung hero in defensive midfield for the national team and his club sides.

Bent was speaking to talkSPORT, and suggested that Kante's outstanding performances over the past few years mean that he should now take over that term as his own.

He said: "He had that period where he won the league with Leicester, then he won the league the next season with Chelsea, and then he won the World Cup.

"During that period, he was incredible.

"In some respects, I can understand what [Maurizio] Sarri was trying to do (playing Kante out of position), because, in terms of getting the ball out from the back and starting attacks, Jorginho is so comfortable.

"Look how important he's been, by the way, with Chelsea winning the Champions League and Italy winning Euro 2020, so I get it.

"But when you got put Kante in front that back four, there's no coincidence that they win a lot of trophies.

"In my opinion, at that role, I think he's the best we've ever seen."

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