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Chelsea ace Havertz: Kante a fantastic player and a fantastic person

Chelsea ace Kai Havertz has sung the praises of teammate N'Golo Kante.

While Havertz proved the matchwinner in Chelsea's Champions League final triumph against Manchester City a week ago, Kante was named man of the match.

The Germany international told Goal via Fotboll Transfers: "When you see Kanté, it is impossible not to smile. He is a fantastic player and a fantastic person.

"As an offensive player, I am always happy when he plays.

"You can make many mistakes and lose the ball but it does not matter because he always wins it back."

Indeed, there's now growing calls for Kante to be nominated for this year's Ballon d'Or, with France coach Didier Deschamps discussing the prospect last week.

Kante is now preparing for the Euros with France after a superb second-half of the season at Chelsea under manager Thomas Tuchel. Along with his man-of-the-match performance in the Champions League final, Kante also played a key role in Chelsea securing a top four finish and reaching the FA Cup final.

Overall this season, Kante played 48 games for Chelsea, producing three assists.

Havertz, meanwhile, struck nine goals out of midfield from 45 games in his first season for Chelsea. He also managed nine assists.

- updated June 7

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