Chelsea’s humble hero: N’Golo Kante leaves Stamford Bridge in his MINI, in stark contrast to teammates’ supercars as fans harass him on his way home after a man-of-the-match appearance in victory over Real Madrid
- N’Golo Kante was harassed by jubilant Chelsea supporters on Wednesday evening
- The Frenchman delivered another sensational performance in the victory over Real Madrid
- Kante was welcomed by a hero as he drove out of Stamford Bridge in his MINI
- This week Thomas Tuchel supported Kante to add the European Cup to his honor
Humble Chelsea hero N’Golo Kante was harassed by cheering supporters on Wednesday night as he left Stamford Bridge in his MINI after helping the club reach the Champions League final.
The Frenchman delivered another sensational midfield performance in Chelsea’s 2-0 semi-final victory over Real Madrid and was rightly named man of the match.
Kante once again delivered an energetic and action-packed game and also showed his quality in the last third by unlocking the Real Madrid defense for both Chelsea goals.
N’Golo Kante was harassed by a group of cheering Chelsea supporters as he left Stamford Bridge
Kante received a hero’s reception from the assembled fans as he drove off the ground
One supporter even seemed to spray champagne on the hood of Kante’s white Mini
Desperate to show their adoration for their hero, Chelsea fans waited en masse outside the players’ exit at Stamford Bridge.
When Kante emerged, fans got closer to his white MINI Cooper and cheered as he slowly drove through the crowd of supporters.
The Frenchman’s choice of vehicle is in stark contrast to the lavish and expensive supercars that his teammates all drive.
MINI Coopers start at around £ 16,000, making them a very different option from the Bentleys and Ferraris we’ve become used to seeing Premier League stars.
A fan sprayed what appeared to be champagne on the hood of his car before Kante drove off as supporters announced their joy for the Frenchman.
The former Leicester midfielder was also impressive in the first leg of the semi-final, helping to keep Real’s midfield trio of Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos under control.
Kante has left the Premier League with both Leicester and Chelsea, and the World Cup with France, but Europe’s top club crown has avoided him so far.
He will have the chance to add the missing trophy to his collection on May 29, when Chelsea will take on Manchester City in Istanbul.
The Frenchman delivered another midfield masterclass in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Real Madrid
Kante got Man of the Match after keeping an eye on Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel spoke before the semi-final on Wednesday evening and was full of praise for Kant’s contribution.
At Kante’s tireless performances, Tuchel has been spinning since the German walked through the Stamford Bridge door.
The ex-Paris Saint-Germain manager believes Kante’s workload matches that of two players and has produced his best form in recent months.
“The guy is a top executive, and of course he’s the guy you need to win trophies, that’s why we’re so glad he’s here,” Tuchel said this week.
‘I fought for this player and dreamed about this player in every club I coached. And now he is my player.
‘He’s won every trophy except the Champions League, hopefully he will do everything he can to get this trophy.
“To me he is an example and an incredible input to any team in the world.”