Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba believes his fellow Frenchman N’Golo Kante deserves the 2021 Ballon d’Or.
Pogba believe that Kante can beat the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the gong.
Kante inspired Chelsea to Champions League glory.
A hard-working 30-year-old has always seen his value recognised by those around him with club and country.
But he can be an unsung hero when it comes to the handing out of prestigious individual prizes.
Pogba feels the time has come for that to change.
The Red Devils star of the opinion that a man he won the World Cup alongside in 2018 is ready to be acknowledged.
According to Pogba, Kante should be acknowledged as the best player on the planet.
Pogba on Kante
“What I would like to say to the whole world is that the Kante we have seen in recent months has always been the same.”
“We talk a lot about his performances but he has always been as good as ever.”
“There was no Cristiano and Messi in the semi-final of the Champions League.”
“So it’s good to see the performances of the midfielders or even the defenders.”
“I said a long time ago that it would be appropriate, if Chelsea won, for him to win the Ballon d’Or. It would be deserved too.”
“He’s always performer well. I’m not surprised what he’s doing, I’m just surprised that he’s still doing it.”
“He has always played matches like that.”
However Kante is still behind Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe.
He is also behind prolific Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski in the Ballon d’Or betting.
He is, however, set to form part of a star-studded France squad at Euro 2020.
Success there could edge a two-time Premier League title winner to the front of a Golden Ball queue.