Manchester United Icon, Wayne Rooney has labelled Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante, as the best midfielder in the world of football.
Kante, 30, who has gone strength to strength since his arrival at Stamford Bridge has firmly established himself as one of the best central midfielders in the world, amassing 218 competitive appearances for the Blues.
The energetic operator, played a key role in Chelsea’s success of Uefa Champions League trophy – delivered standout performances against Real Madrid over the two legs before dominated middle of park that helped the Blues to secured victory over Manchester City last month.
And ahead of Euro 2020, which kicks off on June 11, ex-United striker Rooney believes, Kante has the characteristics of both former Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure, and former Chelsea star, Claude Makelele.
‘Kante does everything: breaks up play but then plays in tight areas and starts off the attack,’ Rooney told The Times.
‘You used to see it with Yaya Toure, how he would get the ball and burst forward with it and it’s so hard to defend against. Kante does all that but also protects his defence like Claude Makelele once did – only better.
‘It’s unbelievable to have a footballer who is Toure and Makelele rolled into one — and then there is Kante’s energy. At Chelsea, you see his energy bringing a lot out of the other players.’
Kante has made 218 appearances for the Blues since arriving from Leicester City in 2016, winning the Champions League, Europa League, Premier League and FA Cup during his time at the club.