N’Golo Kanté has six lungs – I hope France will win Euro 2020 to get him the Ballon d’Or – –

N’Golo Kanté has six lungs – I hope France will win Euro 2020 to get him the Ballon d’Or – –

Benjamin Pavard hopes that French glory at Euro 2020 will be the ideal platform for N’Golo Kante to recover the Ballon d’Or towards the end of the year.
Kante won the man of the match award in the Champions League semi-finals and final as Chelsea won their second European Cup in nine years beating Manchester City last month.

The midfielder’s chances of winning the Ballon d’Or then plummeted to make him the third favorite behind his French team-mate Kylian Mbappe and Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich.

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Ballon d’Or odds (as of June 14)

  • Kylian Mbappé – 9/4
  • Robert Lewandowski – 9/2
  • N’Golo Kanté – 5/1
Benjamin Pavard (L) and Robert Lewandowski (R) – Bayern Munich

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Pavard is one of the few players to have lined up alongside the three, and after winning the Bundesliga with Lewandowski, the defender is now set to win Euro 2020 with Kante and Mbappe – a feat that would increase their two chances to be named best player. worldwide for 2021.

“N’Golo is N’Golo. The guy has six lungs. It never stops, ”said Pavard Eurosport France FC Stream team Podcast.

He’s a great guy and he proves he’s one of the best players in the world. I hope we will win the Euro to allow him to win the Ballon d’Or. He has deserved it so much in recent years, he’s a great player. But we are not there yet.

France, world champion, begins Tuesday its campaign of Euros against Germany in Munich. Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is expected to be in form for the clash despite limping in his last warm-up game against Bulgaria.

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His return to the international fold sees an already star-studded attack further reinforced, and Pavard said it was a plus to have Benzema and Olivier Giroud at their disposal.

Pavard added: “We know the quality of Karim. This is a plus for the France team because he is a very great player. But with Olivier Giroud too, things are going very well.

“Benzema is a plus and on paper we have a great team. But our first quality is the state of mind. We all attack, we all defend. We must be as united as in 2018. Because we have talent. I trust. “

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