Former England and Tottenham midfielder has claimed that Chelsea star N’Golo Kante would be a more deserving recipient of the Ballon d’Or at this round.

The current BBC Sport pundit has also insisted that Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric would come ahead of superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Both Ronaldo and Messi have been dominating the football world since 2008 when the Portugal international won his first Ballon d’Or.

However, at this time, Jenas believes Kante and Modric, who are currently underestimated heroes, would merit securing the award this year.

“What they have done is amazing but I feel like at the start of the season we just say whoever is best out of Messi and Ronaldo, gets the award,” Jenas told Goal.

“When you consider that players like Andres Iniesta or Xavi never won the Ballon d’Or then no one can.”

“These two players, Messi and Ronaldo, don’t seem human and have had great seasons but if you really look at others players.”

“Like Modric, this year, [Franck] Ribery for Bayern a few years ago could have got it and he didn’t get a sniff.”

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“Now Kante is in that scenario, no matter what he does, he will get some recognition but never THE recognition for what he does.”

“You look at Kante, he looks like the shyest man in the world and from what I know from people who know him, he is extremely humble.”

“There’s a lot to like about both but when it comes to getting noticed then Pogba is always going to be at the front.”

“Pogba sells more shirts and he is big on social media. Kante has had great credit so far, but I don’t think he will ever win the Ballon d’Or.”

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