The French N’Golo Kante, Chelsea midfielder, has been declared the best player in the UEFA Champions League final in which his team won their second title by beating Manchester City 1-0.
Once again, the French international, as in previous rounds, gave a physical and footballing display to strengthen his team in Do Dragao and formed a great midfield couple with Jorginho, according to UEFA technical observers John Peacock and Patrick Vieira.
Kante takes over from his compatriot Kingsley Coman, Bayern Munich winger, who was voted the best of the last final.
JOE COLE: “HE IS THE BEST TEAM PLAYER IN THE WORLD
Joe Cole, a former Chelsea player, said that N’golo Kanté, the best footballer in the Champions League final, is “the best team player in the world.”
The former English player spoke on BT Sport after Chelsea win their second ‘Champions’ by beating Manchester City 0-1.
“I don’t think there is a more important player in the world for his team than N’golo Kanté. He leads this team,” Cole said.
“It was an incredible performance. All these players are heroes from now on,” he added.
Best players from the last finals:
2020: Kingsley Coman (Bayern)
2019: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
2018: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
2017: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
2016: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
2015: Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
2014: Ángel Di María (Real Madrid)
2013: Arjen Robben (Bayern München)
2012: Didier Drogba (Chelsea)
2011: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)