Chelsea Football Club captain Cesar Azpilicueta has dubbed N’Golo Kante as the best midfielder in the world after he excelled in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League final.
The France international added the biggest prize in club football to a list of successes that include winning the World Cup, Europa League, and Premier League, which he has lifted with both the Blues and Leicester City.
Also, he won his third successive man of the match award in the Champions League in Porto as Chelsea obtained their second success in Europe’s prestigious competition.
“It’s straightforward, yes [he is the best in the world],” Azpilicueta said. “He performs everything. The energy he brings, I don’t know how many ball recoveries he had today. The way he drives the ball forward, he covers so much ground.
“It is special to have him. Of course, when we don’t have him we miss him. After winning the World Cup and now Champions League, he is still so humble as a person”, He added.
“I am so happy for him, he is a massive part of this team and I am very happy to have him next to me for a few years.”
He went onto praise his side’s squad players for not upsetting the group, despite missing out on the chance to start at the showpiece event.