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Cesar Azpilicueta Hails N'Golo Kante as the Best Midfielder in the World

Ali Shibil Roshan
Kante produced a sensational performance in the Champions League final
Kante produced a sensational performance in the Champions League final / David Ramos/Getty Images

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta hailed teammate N'Golo Kante as the best midfielder in the world after the Frenchman delivered a Man of the Match performance against Manchester City in the Champions League final.

Kante was sensational for the Blues as they stunned Man City 1-0 at Estádio do Dragão to lift the Champions League title for the second time in the club's history.

Kante was everywhere against the Premier League champions, and City players found it hard to bypass the energetic midfielder. One of his best moments from this game was when he produced a perfectly-timed superb tackle from behind on Kevin de Bruyne, who was driving towards the Chelsea box.

Speaking after the game, Azpilicueta lavished praise on the 30-year-old as he said [via Goal]: "It's straightforward, yes [he is the best in the world].

"He does everything. The energy he brings, I don't know how many ball recoveries he had today. The way he drives the ball forward, he covers so much ground.

"It is special to have him. Of course, when we don't have him we miss him. After winning the World Cup and now Champions League, he is still so humble as a person.

"I am so happy for him, he is a massive part of this team and I am very happy to have him next to me for a few years."