Chelsea's French midfielder N'Golo Kante recently spoke to the club magazine and disclosed his hobbies and interests when he is not playing football.
The star midfielder revealed insights into his teenage and said that if he would not have made it in big in football, he would have become an accountant.
Speaking about how his life ultimately panned out, Kante said, "When I was 18, I got my baccalaureate [the French A-Level equivalent] and after that I did two more years of study in accountancy. At this time, I was at Boulogne, in the second team – the sixth, then the fifth division."
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Kante kept his career options open in his youth days due to his future's uncertainty. He said,
"I wasn’t professional, so I kept studying because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to make a living as a footballer. But when I went up to the first team, I became professional, so I stopped studying."
Talking about his educational qualifications, Kante said, "I got my qualification in accountancy so there are some things I can understand more easily because of it, but now I prefer to concentrate on football!"
Kante's life has indeed been a rollercoaster ride. Five years after his decision to be a footballer, he has now been recognised by FIFA for the Ballon D'Or accolade.