Paul Pogba wants Kante to win the prestigious award.
N’Golo Kante has beat the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to win this year’s Ballon d’Or according to his international teammate Paul Pogba.
The French midfielder was instrumental behind Chelsea’s European glory this season.
Pogba has told Eurosport: “What I would like to say to the whole world is that the ‘NG’ 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.”