Manchester United star, Paul Pogba has backed Chelsea's N’Golo Kante to win the Ballon d’Or award 2021 after his outstanding performance leading to Chelsea’s win in Champions League against Manchester City.
The French midfielder immensely contributed to his team during the Champions League finals match that ended with a 1-0 score in favour of Chelsea.
For his performance during the blues match against Manchester United, Kante picked up the Man of the Match award too
Kante was named man of the match in both legs against rival team Real Madrid after dominating the midfield in the semi-finals, averting the Luka Modric and Tony Kross threat even though he was fasting.
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His performance had earned him a lot of praise from fans and other players across the world who concur that he plays out of passion and love.
Notably, among the persons whose praise Kante has earned include former Arsenal team manager Arsene Wenger who described him as ‘the best all-round midfielder in Europe.’
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Kante’s countryman and Manchester United star Paul Pogba also joined thousands of individuals in showering the star with love and praises.
The Manchester United midfielder nominated Kante for the prestigious Ballon d’Or award because Barcelona and Juventus missed the Champions League semi-finals.
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“What I would like to say to the whole world is that the ‘NG’ we have seen in recent months has always been the same. We talk a lot about his performances but he has always been as good as ever,” the Man United star told Eurosport France’s FC Team Stream Podcast.
“There was no Cristiano and Messi in the semi-final, so it’s good to see the performances of the midfielders or even the defenders. I said a long time ago that it would be appropriate, if Chelsea won, for him (Kante) to win the Ballon d’Or. It would be deserved, too,” he added.
Other than Ronaldo and Messi taking the Ballon d’Or, Real Madrid player Luca Modric won it in 2018 breaking the 10 years’ record.