Kante is currently playing at Ajaccio but he can never forget the atmosphere and the passion created in these derbies.
“How can I forget these games? We have been looking this derby since the start of the season. The nights before the game we couldn't sleep at all. The games used to judge the title,” Kante told sdna.gr.
The French defender also recalls the derby at Karaiskakis Stadium when Panathinaikos left frustrated from the refereeing decision against them. “They robbed us. We had a big chance to claim the title and I remember clearly that the refereeing decision cost us the victory. I remember that we were attacked straight after the game, an experience which is still in my mind,” Kante said.
Kante adds that Panathinaikos-Olympiakos derby is the most fascinating in Europe. “I cannot compare this derby with anything in Europe. The atmosphere is so hostile that I can't compare it with anything else. It's something unbelievable and unique.”