Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante beat superstar Eden Hazard to win the PFA Player of the Year award, and his work in the Chelsea midfield didn’t go unnoticed by many.
Everton midfielder Morgan Schneirdelin has admitted he voted for Kante to win the award, and he has revealed why.
Schneiderlin said: “I voted for N’Golo. You might think it is because I am French, but no.
“The thing he does best is read the game, making tackles and intercepting passes. He gets up and down and gives good stability to the players in front of him, such as Hazard, Costa, Willian, and offers protection to the players at the back.
“The first time I met him was with the French squad.
“He is very shy and doesn’t talk a lot. He does his talking on the pitch. N’Golo is someone who runs and runs, who gets the ball back, who plays simple, good passes. All teams need players like that.”
Schneirdelin said this while on a visit to St Aloysius Catholic Primary School in Liverpool as part of Premier League Primary Stars, a new national education programme that uses the appeal of the Premier League and football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.