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Former France and Manchester United striker Louis Saha has reserved massive praise for Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante over his performance in the Champions League.
Saha has hailed Kante for both his defensive and offensive attributes that helped Chelsea win the Champions League. According to Saha, it’s a feat that isn’t seen in the likes of superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
He even revealed that none of them have been able to win man of the match awards from the semi-finals up to the final.
“If he did [win the Ballon d’Or], I believe he would deserve it. There is no player, not even Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi, that has been man of the match in both legs of the Champions League semi-final and final,” Saha told GamblingDeals.com.
“Dominating the midfield alone whilst at the same time helping players moving forward. Going forward he was just a force. I haven’t seen anyone do anything like that.
“I do remember some other winners of the Ballon d’Or, no disrespect to them and I won’t name names, but earning this prize, this amazing prize without those types of performances.
“So it would not be a scandal at all if Kante gets his hands on the trophy, he’s been unreal. He plays as two players, playing outside of his role, moving forward and doing things that he’s not supposed to do.
“Those aren’t the characteristics of Messi or Ronaldo, where they stick to their job, scoring goals and amazing individual things, but it’s also about being able to do both. He’s unbelievable.”