NGolo Kante delivers humble response when told he stopped Lionel Messi at the World Cup

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NGolo Kantes World Cup celebrations have been very modest. (Getty Images)

NGolo Kante has given a typically humble response to suggestions that he stopped Lionel Messi at the World Cup this summer.

The Chelsea midfielder has cemented his reputation as one of the worlds best defensive midfielders after playing a key role in Frances success in Russia.

And it has emerged that Kante is one of the most popular players in the France dressing room as he has been constantly serenaded with his own song by his teammates.

A line in the song claims that Kante stopped Messi in reference to his display in Frances 4-3 victory over Argentina in the last-16 stage.

But when France midfielder Blaise Matuidi told Kante that he got the better of Argentinas talisman, the Chelsea midfielder wasnt having any of it.

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Kante, he is small but he stopped Messi, Matuidi said during Frances celebrations on their team bus.

But Kante replied: No, no. We did it together.

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 30: Ngolo Kante of France battles for possession with Lionel Messi of Argentina during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between France and Argentina at Kazan Arena on June 30, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Kante has been praised for his performance against Lionel Messi at the World Cup. (Getty Images)

As videos of Frances players emerged during their celebrations after Sundays win over Croatia in the final, Kante was notably reserved in comparison to his teammates.

Frances players sang to the 27-year-old: NGolo Kante, NGolo Kante, hes short, hes beautiful, hes the one that stopped Leo Messi, NGolo Kante.

On Monday, Paul Pogba sparked the song once again which even prompted France boss Didier Deschamps to join in, but Kantes shyness and modesty continued.

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