Kante deserves to win the Ballon d’Or, says Ramires

Sat 29 May 2021 | 13:24

The former Blues player praises the French midfielder for his “extraordinary” qualities on the pitch.

Having left

Leicester 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

Thomas Tuchel

’s side face

Manchester City

in the Champions League final. Former Chelsea midfielder


backs Kante to win the Ballon d’Or for his performances this season.

Ramires told

Mais 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]."

Robert Lewandowski


Kylian Mbappe

, and

Lionel 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.

source: SportMob

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