Steven N’Zonzi Told Teammates To Give World Cup To Kante Because He Was Too Shy To Ask

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In what’s possibly the most humble World Cup celebration ever, N’Golo Kante proved ‘too shy’ to ask his teammates if he could hold the trophy – so Steven N’Zonzi asked for him.

France were crowned World Cup champions, 2018, when they beat Croatia 4-2 yesterday, (July 15) and of course the whole team couldn’t wait to get their hands on the coveted trophy.

Midfielder N’Golo Kante received a yellow card in the game, after which, manager Didier Deschamps subbed him for Steven N’Zonzi, 55 minutes into the final.

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Following the final whistle, when the French team were finally allowed to get their hands on the World Cup trophy – for the second time in history – Kante, as I’m sure anyone would, wanted to hold the trophy and feel the weight of France’s success.

The midfielder’s known for being a more reserved character, and while the team were celebrating and posing with the trophy, Kante was apparently ‘too shy’ to ask his teammates for a turn to hold the trophy.

Apparently, he didn’t want to ‘impose’ on any of the players. Adorable.

Instead, N’Zonzi asked the team to give Kante a turn, taking the trophy from Florian Thauvin after he’d posed for the photographers.

The interaction was tweeted by Get French Football News, who wrote on Twitter:

There is the suggestion tonight from several sources that during the on-pitch trophy celebrations, Steven N’Zonzi had to ask certain players to let N’Golo Kanté hold the World Cup trophy because the man himself was too shy to ask & didn’t want to impose on anyone.

What a hero.

Other people also tweeted about the scene, praising N’Zonzi for making sure Kante got his turn.

While other viewers expressed their love for Kante’s delightfully humble nature.

One wrote:

Nzonzi telling the players to give kanté the trophy, then giving the trophy to him before getting a photo for himself. What a nice guy! [sic]

Another added:

N’zonzi reportedly had to go around and ask other French players to let Kante hold and take a picture with the trophy because he was too shy to ask himself!

If that’s true, I actually love this man!

A third wrote:

Story of Kante being too shy to ask to hold the World Cup last night and n’zonzi having to grab it and put it in his hands, no on a Monday morning [sic]

Kante made the most of his opportunity with the World Cup trophy, posing proudly with it while wearing a big grin.

The Chelsea midfielder was visibly elated at his nation’s victory and can now look forward to pre-season before the Premier League kicks off in August.

Congratulations, France! Thoroughly deserved champions!

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