Chelsea attacking midfielder, Mason Mount, has backed teammates Jorginho or N’Golo Kante to win the Ballon d’Or this year.
Mount believes both Jorginho and Kante deserve to win the 2021 Ballon d’ Or due to their impressive performances for both club and country this year.
The England international, alongside Jorginho and Kante, were nominated in the 30-man Ballon d’ Or shortlisted recently.
Mount, Jorginho and Kante will rival the likes of Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, among others for the 2021 Ballon d’ Or.
The winner of this year’s Ballon d’Or will be announced next Monday.
Speaking to L’Equipe, as quoted by Transfer Market Web, Mount said, “It’s a difficult question; I’m happy that I don’t have the responsibility to decide on these kinds of things. There are a lot of players who can claim it. Like [Robert] Lewandowski, given the number of goals he has scored and the way he weighs in matches. Recently, Mohamed Salah has also been unplayable.”
“And obviously, as a Chelsea player, I’m going to name my club teammates like Jorgi [Jorginho], who won the Euro and the Champions League, as well as NG [N’Golo Kanté], who is quite simply one of the best players in the world.”