Former Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed why he would love to see N’Golo Kante claim football’s biggest individual honor.
John Terry wants N’Golo Kante to win the Ballon d’Or this year as the Frenchman’s contributions go under the radar.
After inspiring Chelsea to Champions League success, Kante helped the Blues win a second trophy on Wednesday by overcoming Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup after extra-time and penalties.
The 30-year-old’s contributions have made him a top contender for the 2021 Ballon d’Or, alongside Chelsea teammate Jorginho and six-time winner Lionel Messi.
“Kante’s like 11 players on his own,” Terry told Stadium Astro. “What he does, he goes so under the radar. He is such a top-class player.
“I’d love to go see him win the Balon d’Or or get the appreciation that I feel he deserves. He’s such a humble guy. He just goes about his business and keeps out of any trouble.
“He has been a great asset to the football club and we are very lucky to have [him] at Chelsea for sure.”
Kante should get a new contract
While Kante’s current contract runs until June 2023, Terry has urged Chelsea to award the midfielder a new long-term deal now.
The Blues legend added: “N’Golo still has so much to give over the next few years. He’s one of the fittest players I’ve come across as well.
“It would be great to see Chelsea tie him down and keep him at the football club.”
Kante is currently a doubt to face Crystal Palace in Chelsea’s opening game of the new Premier League season on Saturday.