Very calm and less prolific, the Franco-Malian N’golo Kanté, midfielder of the Chelsea Blues, marked this Champions League campaign with the London club. Voted man of the game in the final on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at the Stade du Dragon de Porto, N’golo Kanté won almost all the trophies in the club as in the selection with the French team. At 30, the player, presented as a modest and calm man, has an impressive physical activity facilitated by his very low center of gravity.
N’golo Kanté was the strong man of the Chelsea Blues throughout this Champions League campaign. An indisputable midfielder, the Franco-Malian single-handedly muzzled the midfielder of Pep Guardiola’s men. With a physical activity that impresses even his teammates, Ngolo Kanté has aborted several actions of Manchester City players. The midfielder of the Sky Blues, usually untenable, almost did not exist against the tenacity of the Franco-Malian player of 1m68.
Elected man of the game in the final of the Champions League in Portugal, he won one more trophy after the many others he has wasted in recent years. Ngolo Kanté won the Premier League twice in 2016 and 2017 and was a finalist in the Euro 2016. In 2018, he won the FA Cup and the World Cup with the French team. The following year, he won the Europa League, and the most prestigious club competition, the Champions League in 2021. A remarkable performance that made Eric Di Meco, a consultant at RMC Sport, say that the Franco-Malian player is a serious contender for the Ballon d’or. When asked about this, N’golo Kanté does not get excited: “We fought, the reward is victory. It is the result of a lot of effort and the work of a whole group.The Ballon d’or? No, we savor the Champions League, after there is the Euro. It’s the arrival of a new coach, a lot of effort.”
Selected for the Euro which will start on 11 June, Ngolo Kanté is on the way to win the other trophy he has left with the Bleus.