Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has talked up a fellow Frenchman and Premier League star’s talents and says he will do whatever it takes to win at anything.
Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante “cheats a lot”, according to Pogba, who has described his international team-mate as a “smart kid”.
In the Premier League, Kante has established himself as one of the top midfielders in the world. He joined Leicester City from Caen in 2015 and helped the Foxes win their first ever Premier League title before going on to lift the trophy at Chelsea.
Kante, 30, has a World Cup winners’ medal in his pocket too, having been part of the 2018 France squad alongside Pogba, who says his compatriot will do whatever it takes to win.
“He says he doesn’t cheat, but he does. He uses cunning. He’s a smart kid, N’Golo. But it’s okay. You have to love him.
“He’s the most beloved soccer player in the history of football. You’ve got to love him, you cannot hate him, it is not possible.
“He is a humble, kind, professional. He will never complain, he will work.”
Humble, kind and professional. So, Kante is everything Pogba’s agent isn’t.
Pogba praised Kante further by discussing his footballing ability, adding: “He’s got everything. He’s good technically, with a good passing quality, and he’s everywhere on the pitch.
“I even say he appears out of the ground! You don’t see him, and – poof – he’s out! He gets the ball, he has the finish. He’s everywhere.
“To have a player like that by your side, what more can you ask for?”