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Havertz highlights Chelsea teammate Kante's character: Material things do not bother him

Germany star Kai Havertz has lifted the lid on the humble life of Chelsea team-mate N'Golo Kante.

The French midfielder is now 32 and has won nearly every major trophy in football.

But Kante is not known for his outlandish lifestyle or off the field antics.

Speaking to The Guardian, Havertz said: "There's an image of footballers, all fancy and diamonds and this and that.

"I have met players who spend so much on things where you think: 'Why do you do this?'

"There are players who don't care but others do. It's not always about saying: 'I did this.' That's sometimes a bit fake.

"I've met different characters. Toni Kroos is one: calm, down to earth, doesn't care about flashy stuff. He knows life is not only football.

"N'Golo Kante is another. He's had the same phone for 10 years, doesn't care about cars, doesn't care about clothes.

"You cannot judge people because of [spending]. If that makes them happy, I don't care. Maybe in their heart they are also good people, they just want to act cool.

"Sometimes maybe it's kind of a protection."

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