Inter manager Antonio Conte has sang the praises of Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante and said that the French national team player is one of the best he has worked with during his career in management.

Conte took Kante to Stamford Bridge in the Summer of 2016 and the former Leicester City player provided absolutely pivotal in Chelsea winning the 2016/17 Premier League title.

“In my opinion, he can play in any position in midfield. We are talking about an amazing player. He is fantastic with the ball, without the ball,” former Italian national team manager Conte explained in an interview with British broadcaster Sky Sports earlier on today.

“When you have N’Golo in your team, you can think you are playing with one player more. You can find a smile on his face every day. He is a very positive guy and one of the best players I have had in my career as a manager.”

Conte also spoke on current Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and tipped the former England national team player to become one of the best managers in the world in the future.

“I think Frank is doing a really good job. This is his second experience as a manager and managing a high-level team is not easy.

“I think he has the skills to become one of the best managers in the world. He must continue to work in this way and I wish him the best for the future.”

Conte took charge of Inter this past Summer as he succeeded Luciano Spalletti on the bench at the Nerazzurri and his first season in charge of the club has largely been positive with Inter making a visible leap in quality under his stewardship.