‘He’s more deserving’ – Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante Backed For Ballon d’Or By Ex-Nigeria Star Dimeji Lawal
Former Nigeria international Dimeji Lawal claims N’Golo Kante deserves to beat the likes of Lionel Messi to the 2021 Ballon d’Or.
The France international has emerged as one of the favourites for the striker N’Golo Kante, thanks to his splendid displays that helped Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea win the Champions League.
N’Golo Kante was named man of the match in both legs of the semi-final against Real Madrid and won it again in the 1-0 final win over Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
When questioned if he shares the sentiment of the 30-year-old winning the prize, the former Real Madrid B and Kortrijk midfielder told Goal: “I know this topic has generated a lot of attention globally.
“But, I strongly believe that N’Golo Kante should walk home with the award this year.
“Evaluating him by his performances in the year under review, he has done so much in football.
“Talking about Chelsea’s Champions League success, he was the brain behind it as he single-handedly won it for them.
“Whichever way you look at it, the France international is the huge favourite for the prize, more than any other footballer at the moment.”