Speaking to French radio RMC on Thursday from the team’s training center in Clairefontaine where he visited the national team, Macron praised the Chelsea midfielder.
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“N’Golo Kanté is a great player, like Kylian Mbappe and he is an example. He is an example for the youth of the country. When we see the season that Kanté had with his club, and I hope the Ballon d ‘Ou too much and I’m sure what he will do in this Euros, “said Macron in the show” Haut du pied “.
“He and Kylian are also good people, with values of effort and unity. They are loyal to the clubs where they come from. And I think it’s very important for the country because sport is always bigger than just sport. “
Kante, 30, was outstanding in 2021 and is a top contender for the prestigious award which is awarded over a calendar year, not a season.
During his visit, Macron spent time with Blues and their head coach Didier Deschamps, as he had done before the 2018 World Cup. He told them, as he did three years ago, to bring the trophy home, never to give up and to be a team for the whole country.