Pogba backs Kante to win Ballon d'Or

English Premier League

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has backed his countryman N'Golo Kante to win the Ballon d'Or.

Kante has received some deserved praise after playing a key role in Chelsea winning the UEFA Champions League this past season.

The Ballon d'Or has been dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo over the last decade but Pogba feels with the superstar doing not making the Champions League final, Kante would be deserving of the award.

"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," Pogba told Eurosport.

"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."

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