N'Golo Kante: Al Ittihad Proudly React to French Star's Second Man of the Match Award at Euro 2024

N'Golo Kante: Al Ittihad Proudly React to French Star's Second Man of the Match Award at Euro 2024

Lukman Mumuni
updated at June 22, 2024 at 10:56 AM
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  • N'Golo Kante received a congratulatory message from his Saudi Arabia club Al-Ittihad after the Holland game
  • The Al-Ittihad midfielder was named the Man of the Match for a second consecutive game at the Euro 2024
  • France, the 2018 world champions, were held to a goalless draw in Group D's second game on Friday night

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Saudi Arabian club, Al-Ittihad, congratulated midfielder N'Golo Kante after another Man of the Match performance for France at the European Championship.

The former Chelsea midfielder hardly put a foot wrong as France was held to a goalless draw by the Netherlands in their second Group D match without talismanic forward Kylian Mbappe.

In the absence of the new Real Madrid forward, France struggled to convert their chances with Antoine Griezmann coming close a couple of times.

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N'Golo Kante picks up his Man of the Match award after France's draw against the Netherlands on June 21, 2024. Photo: Michael Regan-UEFA.
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Meanwhile, Kante, on the other hand, worked tirelessly and provided Griezmann with what could have been the winner late in the game but the Atletico Madrid star failed to find the back of the net.

Kante scored high ratings and was adjudged the Man of the Match at the end of the game.

"Congratulations to our French star N'Golo Kanté for being named Man of the Match in his team's Euro 2024 game for the second consecutive time!" wrote Al-Ittihad on social media.

Kante joined Al-Ittihad last summer after leaving English Premier League side Chelsea, where he won the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League, as reported by Sky Sports.

Kante wins second MOTM award

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Kante shone yet again despite France and the Netherlands playing a goalless draw in their second group game at the 2024 European Championship.

France were without captain Mbappe, who suffered a broken nose during the first match against Austria. He was on the bench despite having a custom-made mask.

According to The Athletic, the Dutch had the ball in the back of the net through Xavi Simons, but it was disallowed by English official Anthony Taylor after Denzel Dumfries, who was in an offside position, blocked Mike Maignan's line of sight.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.