Wayne Rooney Names Chelsea’s Midfielder, N’Golo Kante, as Best in the World.
Manchester United legend and current Derby County FC manager, Wayne Rooney, has named Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante, as the best midfielder in the world.
Rooney believes Kante has the characteristics of both former Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure, and former Chelsea star, Claude Makelele.
Speaking to The Times, he said,“Kante does everything: breaks up play but then plays in tight areas and starts off the attack,”
“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 is set to participate in this summer’s Euro 2020, which kicks off on June 11. He also played a key role for Chelsea in their Champions League victory over Manchester City on May 29 at Estadio do Dragao, as Thomas Tuchel and his men secured the title a second time in the club’s history.