N’Golo Kante has come in for special praise following his performance in Chelsea’s Champions League final win over Manchester City.
The Frenchman was universally regarded as the man-of-the-match in Portugal, making several important interceptions to snuff out any danger to ensure the Blues lifted the trophy for the second time in their history.
For Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel, Kante is his ‘dream’ player who is key to the side’s chances of winning more major trophies in the future.
What would be ideal for the Blues is if there were two Kantes to call upon during a long hard season so that one could play whilst the other takes a rest from time to time.
Rudiger] has given us so much stability over the last few months,” Havertz told reporters, as per Goal. “After Tuchel’s arrival, he played outstandingly. As a mentality player, he’s also important.
“On the pitch, he’s a warrior. A bit like Kante – you want him in your team. Playing against him in training isn’t as much fun either.
“The last few months have been top. It was very hard for him at first and now he’s fought his way out of it.”