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UCL: Kante Plays Down On Contending for Ballon d’Or after Winning MOTM Against Man City

Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante, has played down calls that he should be nominated for this year’s Ballon d’Or.

The calls calling from pundits and Chelsea supporters intensified after Chelsea’s victory over Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday.

Chelsea triumphed in Porto with Kai Havertz’s first-half goal being enough to beat Manchester City at the Estadio do Dragao.

Kante delivered another sublime display during the game and was named Man of the Match for his commanding performance.

Kante, no doubt, is one of Chelsea’s key performers this season and is now being tipped as an early contender to win the individual most prestigious award.

“It’s amazing,” Kante told RMC Sport.

“It’s the result of a lot of effort, after a lot of difficulties during the season.

“The Man of the Match award is secondary. The main thing is the work of the whole group. It is pride and joy. We fought to qualify for the final. Today, we have suffered, we have the reward.”

Asked if he could potentially be nominated for the Ballon d’Or this year, Kante replied: “No, for the moment we are savouring the Champions League, the Euros are soon. I will join the France team and I hope to win that as well.”

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