In an exclusive interview granted to The Indian Paper and RMC Sport from Clairefontaine, on the eve of the start of the Euro, Emmanuel Macron slipped that he hoped that N’Golo Kanté’s season would be rewarded with a Ballon d’Or for the middle from Chelsea.
Emmanuel Macron is a fervent admirer of N’Golo Kanté. In an exclusive interview given this Thursday to The Indian Paper (and also to be found at 6 p.m. in the program “Top of the Foot” on RMC), the President of the Republic did not hesitate to entrust all the good he thought of the collective of the team of France and N’Golo Kanté which he considers as an “example”.
Author of an exceptional end to the season with his Chelsea club, the French midfielder won the prestigious Champions League, the title that all the best European clubs are competing for.
With major performances that saw him named man of the match in the semi-finals home and away as well as the Champions League final, N’Golo Kanté was one of the great architects of Chelsea’s victory. For Emmanuel Macron, the course of the midfielder of the Blues could be rewarded with a Ballon d’Or.
“Honestly when we see N’Golo Kanté and the course he has made this season with his club … I hope for the Ballon d’Or, he confided, touching the wood of his chair on which he was. sitting down.
“Examples for young people”
Emmanuel Macron was full of praise for the players of the France team who will fly to Munich on Monday, the day before their entry into the Euro against Germany.
“They are all examples, Hugo Lloris knows it, it is also a very great player who is there, he is record holder of the number of selections with the captaincy in a row. They print something. They are very great players and examples for young people. They are beautiful people because they carry values of effort, of collective. They are loyal to the clubs where they come from and I think that is very important for the country. “
By surrendering in Clairefontaine this Thursday before the launch of a major European competition, Emmanuel Macron continued a tradition launched by Jacques Chirac in 1998 and which he has respected since the start of the five-year term. The President of the Republic supported the troops of Didier Deschamps, convinced of the qualities of this team that he sees capable of returning to the top after having already won the World Cup in 2018.