Kante has lifted the Premier League with Leicester and Chelsea, and the World Cup with France, but Europe’s top club crown has so far avoided him.
The 30-year-old will assume a pivotal role in Chelsea’s semi-final second leg with Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge, with the scores locked at 1-1 from the first encounter.
Blues boss Tuchel tipped Kante to drive Chelsea on once again on Wednesday night, hailing the midfielder.
“It sets the tone and it shows the determination, and the dreams that Christian wants to fulfil, and his own demands on himself. This is a very good part of his decision.
“The downside of this decision is that people will always compare you with any number 10 in the world, and with the number 10s at a big club like Chelsea.
“So this is the downside and you have to live up to that. But right now he is in a good place and he has a huge impact on our team.
“So everything is good and we can be very happy tomorrow if he continues to make his mark.”