The feeling yesterday about what was happening to Alfredo Di Stéfano was unanimous. Something, or someone, was causing Chelsea to physically pass over Real Madrid. That supernatural phenomenon had a name, N'Golo Kanté, and also purpose, suffocate the best spinal cord that Europe has seen in the last decade. Kroos, Modric and Casemiro suffered greatly to overcome the pressure of the French, who seemed to be everywhere, and, in addition to win the best player of the match award, the ex of the Leicester also obtained that his own club surrendered before him.
“About 71% of the Earth's surface is covered by water, the rest by N'Golo Kanté“, tweeted the official account of the London team. The message, accompanied by a heat map of the areas of influence of his player, shows that, literally, the world champion was everywhere. A prodigious physical display that has earned him praise from all over, like the one his former partner dedicated to him Cesc Fabregas: “N'Golo has always been a player for the big games. Never doubt him. Worth two“Others, like Gary Lineker, joked on social media:” Back home after the game and waiting to be intercepted by N'Golo Kanté. “
However, and so that not all were praise in a great night for the footballer, his coach, who also recognized his great game, wanted get some little 'but' out of it to improve for the return at Stamford Bridge. “A fantastic performance, yes, but unfortunately he missed a bit on the last pass. He could have been even more decisive in the face of goal, because he was driving in the back of Real Madri's midfieldd. But come on, in any case a very, very good performance“, explained Tuchel at the end of the match.