When Leicester signed N’Golo Kante for just £5.6 million in August 2015, football fans were asking: ‘Who?’
Three years on, the midfielder has picked up two Premier League titles, a PFA Player of the Year, an FA Cup and is now a world champion.
Oh, and he’s probably the best defensive midfielder in world football.
Perhaps what’s even more remarkable is the fact that Kante doesn’t appear to have changed one little bit.
He might be a world-class footballer and a multi-millionaire, but he still seems to be a shy, retiring guy who doesn’t want any attention.
We’ve seen numerous examples of this during his short career in England so far.
Like when he crashed his second-hand Mini Cooper and turned up to training two days later in the same car - which was completely battered.
And we saw yet another example of Kante’s modesty on the pitch after the World Cup final.
France had just beaten Croatia 4-2 to become world champions.
The celebrations were underway with Paul Pogba very much leading them - dabbing whilst holding the trophy.
Kante, though, didn’t want to ask anyone for the trophy.
KANTE WAS 'TOO SHY' TO ASK TO HOLD THE TROPHY
Reports suggested that he was “too shy to ask & didn't want to impose on anyone” as all the French players posed for pictures with the biggest prize in football.
And there’s a video that appears to show that.
Florian Thauvin had just had his turn in front of the photographers while others waiting in line.
And N’Zonzi took it upon himself to take the trophy from Thauvin as he patiently waited - not wanting to push ahead of the queue.
WATCH: N'ZONZI GETS THE TROPHY FOR KANTE
How can anyone possibly dislike Kante?
What a guy.
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