French players have identified Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante, as the one who helped them stop Argentina’s Lionel Messi and eventually win the World Cup in Russia.
Kante has cemented his reputation as one of the world’s best defensive midfielders after playing a key role in France’s success in Russia.
The player has also become one of the most popular players in the France’s dressing room and has been constantly serenaded by his teammates.
A line in the song composed by fellow midfielder, Paul Pogba and sang along by his teammates claims that Kante stopped Messi in reference to his display in France’s 4-3 victory over Argentina in the last-16 stage.
Also, midfielder Blaise Matuidi had told Kante that he got the better of Argentina’s talisman.
Matuidi said during France celebration on their team bus that, “Kante, he is small but he stopped Messi.”
And Kante replied, “No, no. We did it together.”
In a video that showed them celebrating their victory, Kante was notably reserved in comparison to his teammates.
His teammates sang to the 27-year-old, “N’Golo Kante, N’Golo Kante, he’s short, he’s beautiful, he’s the one that stopped Leo Messi, N’Golo Kante.”
Paul Pogba yesterday started the song once again with France manager, Didier Deschamps joining in.