Ex Super Eagles player, Dimeji Lawal has come out to say that N’Golo Kante deserves to win the 2021 Ballon d’Or. He recently revealed that Kante’s performances in the year under review definitely stood out for him.
According to him, whichever way we might want to look at it, the France international is the huge favourite for the prize more than any other footballer at the moment.
Dimeji however added that he wouldn’t be surprised if Kante doesn’t win it because the award is only given to goalscorers nowadays.
His words, “I know this topic has generated a lot of attention globally.”
“But, I strongly believe that N’Golo Kante should walk home with the award this year.”
“Evaluating him by his performances in the year under review, he has done so much in football.”
“Talking about Chelsea’s Champions League success, he was the brain behind it as he single-handedly won it for them.”
“Whichever way you look at it, the France international is the huge favourite for the prize, more than any other footballer at the moment.”
“I think we have to distinguish between goalscoring and major contributions to one’s team.”
“Should winning the Ballon d’Or be about scoring goals? Or should it be about all-round contributions to one’s team?”
“If it is about the latter, I can say it boldly that no one is more deserving than Kante. Talk about consistency, no one has matched him this season.”
“Well, opinion differs. So, for those who will be privileged to vote, they may not see things the way I’m seeing it.”
“And as such, I won’t be shocked or disappointed if he doesn’t win it, but on a personal note, no one is more deserving than Kante.”
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