The former Blues player praises the French midfielder for his “extraordinary” qualities on the pitch.
Having leftLeicester City
with a €35m deal,N'Golo Kante
in 2016. The World Cup winner has been a crucial figure in the Blues’ midfield in recent years, featuring in 217 matches for the London side across all competitions. The 30-year-old has the chance to win the Champions League on Saturday as
’s side faceManchester City
in the Champions League final. Former Chelsea midfielder
backs Kante to win the Ballon d’Or for his performances this season.
Ramires toldMais Futebol
"I watch Kante play and there's a movie in my head because I see myself. He plays, he's got a highlight reel, but no one sees him wanting to show up off the field.
"He's very calm, always quiet. He's an extraordinary player. He's in every corner of the field. In defence, in the middle, in attack, on the sides. He's among the best in the world. The way he's playing is impressive.
"He may turn out to be one of the top three in the world.
"But it's hard for a defensive midfielder to come in and win a Ballon d'Or. It would be deserved, yes [if he won the Champions League and Euro 2020]."
, andLionel Messi
are currently among the favorites to win the 2021 Ballon d’Or. However, the Champions League final and this summer’s international competitions are expected to be decisive in the final ranking.