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After N’Golo Kante’s display in the Champions League, many believe that he should be a contender for the Ballon d’Or.
Kante’s performance has been extraordinary over the past season, and he did well for France until their Euro 2020 elimination in the round of 16.
Argentina superstar Lionel Messi is now being touted as a contender for the Ballon d’Or award after a massive showing in the Copa America.
However, Somali national team manager Said Abdi Haibeh claims N’Golo Kante deserves to win the 2021 Ballon d’Or and not Lionel Messi.
Speaking about Kante, Haibeh said: “Right now, I believe he is definitely the right man to win the award 100 percent in my opinion.”
Haibeh however revealed that Messi could be a threat if he wins the Copa America with Argentina.
“I think he is also good enough to win the Ballon d’Or again now that he is playing for Argentina in Copa America. He helped the team qualify for the semi-final,” he told Goal.
“Although he had a difficult season in Barcelona, if he goes on to win Copa America, that will put him in pole position to win.”