This is one of the images of the evening. Kurt Zouma who carries N’Golo Kanté in triumph to the point of almost knocking him down like a cathedral tackle. We are a few seconds after the final whistle, Chelsea is officially European champion and the French defender is not mistaken, his compatriot in the midfield is the big man of the meeting. Stratospheric in recovery, Kanté reigned over midfield, to the point of being elected man of the meeting. As in the semi-final first leg against Real Madrid. As in the return semi-final against the same Madrilenians.
A sensational state of shape that gives you a smile, a few weeks before the Euro. “It’s normal, it’s huge, laughed Olivier Giroud after the meeting at the microphone of RMC Sport. He recovered 50 balloons, he hurt them. I don’t know what to say, he’s incredible, he runs around, he makes differences, he fills in gaps. With him, we have the impression of being 12 in the field. “
It’s a bit like that, yes. But obviously don’t count on him to overdo it. Still at RMC’s microphone, Kanté was content to do what he knows how to do best, to give importance to others. “My performance is secondary,” he smiles. The main thing is what we did. It is the result of a lot of effort. It is joy, pride. “
While waiting for other joys and other pride for in a few weeks with the Blues? “For the moment, we are savoring the Champions League, the Euro, it’s soon,” he concludes.