Wayne Rooney has made a bold claim about Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante ahead of the midfielder’s participation in this summer’s Euro 2020.
Kante was excellent again for Chelsea this season, playing a key role as Thomas Tuchel and his men secured a Champions League title, only the second in the history of the club.
The Champions League victory is yet another stripe on the sleeve of Kante, who has also won two Premier League titles, a Europa League and a World Cup to date.
And as he links up with France in a bid to win his first European Championship this summer, Kante has been dubbed the ‘best midfielder in the world’ by Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney.
France have perhaps the ultimate team player in Kante. In the Champions League final, he gave the perfect performance,”
Rooney told The Times. “He does everything: breaks up play but then plays in tight areas and starts off the attack.
“You used to see it with Yaya Toure, how he would get the ball and burst forward with it and it is so hard to defend against.
Kante does all that but also protects his defence like Claude Makelele once did – only better.’