If there is one certainty in life, one beyond taxes, death and all the rest, it’s that everyone likes N’Golo Kanté.
The Chelsea midfielder won over the world’s heart when he started lighting up the Premier League at Leicester City with his inability to look tired and knack of always being at the right place at the right time in midfield, and that’s before we get to his personality.
Shy, modest and seemingly always smiling, the France international is now widely considered the best in the world at his role and a key part of both Frank Lampard’s Didier Deschamps’ set ups.
Ahead of the 2020 Euros, which will see his country be huge favourites, the Chelsea man was shown the ball they will use, and was asked by TF1 to comment on it and tell everyone what he saw in the design.
He said: “It’s a nice ball, with a beautiful principle that wants to symbolise unity in football, because football is one of those magical sports that can unite the entire world and it’s the most followed sporting event in the world.
“Euphoria (the ball is called Uniforia), to show that you can come from anywhere with all sorts of lives and experiences, and to come together for football”.
As for the competition itself, he said: “It will be a great event. I think there will be a lot of expectations, with lots of good teams and good players, and I hope that France will win it”.
Already helping his national team lift the World Cup in 2018, the Chelsea midfielder will be striving to ensure there isn’t a repeat of the 2016 Euros next year, wanting to help the whole country forget Éder’s extra-time goal in the competition’s final three years ago.