N’Golo Kante has revealed what his Chelsea teammates did after he was announced as the winner of the PFA award: they congratulated him en masse.
The midfielder has just come out of a truly exceptional season, and, as well as managing to put his football club on the verge of taking first place for the Premier League and enjoying an FA double, he has picked up individual awards also.
Football Writers’ Player of the Year
This week Kante was named as the Football Writers’ Player of the Year, and this honour followed that of the PFA Player of the Year which he had just been given. The player revealed that his teammates’ delight was more than evident when he first ran into them after receiving the PFA: he was welcomed with a round of applause, which he stated meant a lot to him, since his even being considered for the honour was as a result of every player’s support and effort during games.
He went on to say that his team was enjoying a great season, and that his hopes lay in them being able to achieve something bigger than recognition for it, welcome though that was. He felt that football is about supporting each other, and his team’s response to his win proved exactly that.
Kante missed Middlesbrough but will be back
N’Golo Kante did not play in the match against Middlesbrough that saw Chelsea emerge victorious 3-0 winners last Monday, but is expected to return to his team’s side today, when they have the chance to take home the title in their game against West Bromwich Albion Football Club.
This game is being eagerly anticipated by punters who wager at football betting sites online and on mobile devices, and will no doubt see some big money exchanging hands when it draws to a close.
Kante was heard to state that he felt good whenever he appeared on the pitch because of the members of his team, and that they were very instrumental in his receiving the awards he has.
He said that they played incredibly well with one another, that they are united in their desire to be successful, and that each individual member was intent on delivering his best game in order to secure trophies not only for the club, but their fans and supporters as well.
Last season N’Golo Kante won the title with Leicester and looks very likely to become the 1st player to win Premier League titles back-to-back with different clubs.
Kante beat out Alexis Sanchez, Harry Kane, teammate Eden Hazard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Romelu Lukaku to take home the PFA Player of the Year award, and this completed a rather remarkable double, thanks to the fact that he was also the recipient of the FWA gong, the oldest individual award for the game of football.