French star's incredible act of humility in victory celebrations

In a humbling act, Steven N’Zonzi had to ask his French teammates to hand the World Cup trophy to N’Golo Kante just so the “shy” midfielder could get a photo with the prized cup.

Kante was seen patiently waiting behind all of the French players for his moment, and seemingly struggling to get a turn with the cup.

Up stepped N’Zonzi, who ensured the Chelsea midfielder got his moment of glory – even before he had his own photo opportunity.

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N’Golo Kante (back-left) is looking on as his French teammates post with the cup. Pic: Getty

The incredible act of humility had football fans around the world appreciating the modesty of N’Golo Kante, even though he had just won a World Cup.

N’Golo Kante gets his photo with the World Cup trophy. Pic: Getty

During France’s 4-2 victory over Croatia, Steven N’Zonzi was actually the man who replaced N’Golo Kante in the 55th minute of the final – making the moment even more significant.

Steven N’Zonzi replaced N’Golo Kante in the 55th minute of the World Cup final. Pic: Getty

The 27-year-old has secured his position as on of France’s key midfielders, and combined with Paul Pogba, the French have never lost a game when the two have both started a match.

Kante had an impressive tournament for the French, and was vital in helping to lift their first World Cup trophy in 20 years.