Former Chelsea star Frank Leboeuf has hailed Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante for his performance in Chelsea’s 1-0 Champions League final victory over Manchester City.
According to Leboeuf, Kante is worth a billion pounds and has to stay for the rest of his life at Chelsea.
“It’s unbelievable because it’s unexpected,” Leboeuf told ESPN FC of Chelsea’s victory in Porto.
“Everybody thought Manchester City would dominate and win. All the bookies put City as favourite and they deserved that position.
“But you need to fill up all the list and make sure you cope with all details and Manchester City didn’t, whereas Chelsea did, certainly because of Tuchel and the choice of his lineup.
“We thought that maybe [Hakim] Ziyech would play on the right side where he put Havertz, and Havertz is maybe the man of the match.
“We were expecting also something great from N’Golo Kante, I don’t even have the words for that.
“That guy is worth a billion. It’s impossible to sell him. That guy has to stay for the rest of his life at Chelsea. That guy was absolutely a monster.”
“Everybody did what they had to do, everybody,” he added. “Even [Timo] Werner who missed chances has been running like we’ve never seen him running. Everybody worked hard.
“Whereas maybe for Manchester City, they had the intensity but couldn’t find the key.”