Gary Neville drops telling Kylian Mbappe comments Ahead of England’s clash against France

Gary Neville drops telling Kylian Mbappe comments Ahead of England’s clash against France

To stop Kylian Mbappe, according to Gary Neville, England must concentrate on cutting off the supply line to Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud.

Next Saturday’s World Cup quarterfinal match between England and France will require an effort to contain PSG star Kylian Mbappe.

If England wants to overcome France in the World Cup quarterfinals, they will need to contain Kylian Mbappe, who has scored five goals in three tournament appearances.

In Russia four years ago, the winger provided himself with a springboard to burst onto the world stage, and he hasn’t really left it since.

In a resounding victory over Poland on Sunday afternoon, Mbappe produced two exquisite goals to propel France into the World Cup quarterfinals.

The superstar of Paris Saint-Germain has now scored five goals in the competition, surpassing the four he scored in France’s World Cup victory four years ago.

His round of 16 goals came after Giroud, his striking partner, broke the record for most goals scored by the defending champions abroad.

It sets up a quarterfinal matchup against England, which defeated Senegal on Sunday night.

The world’s attention will now be fully focused on the tantalizing match between the World Cup champions and Gareth Southgate’s team on Saturday night.

The Three Lions manager will receive advice from the ITV Sport panel that covered the Senegal team on how to stop Mbappe, who is arguably the best player in the world.

Neville discussed the significance that Kyle Walker, an England right-back who will likely face Mbappe, will have on the game: “I could be a little stupid here, but I can’t think of any right-back in the world that I’d want to pit against him.

This player is the world’s new top player, and he is outstanding. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are nearing the twilight of their careers.

Devastating, absolutely devastating Kyle will approach him with greater speed than the Polish defenders’ but still make tremendous strikes.

While agreeing that Mbappe was “virtually hard to stop,” Roy Keane, Neville’s colleague commentator, recommended England to look at their own attackers.

“You double up; you get bodies around him; if you give him that much room, you will be in trouble.”

However, the discussion quickly shifted to France’s abundance of attacking talent beyond Mbappe.

Giroud, Griezmann, and Ousmane Dembele have all been in excellent form this tournament despite the injury suffered by Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema.

“I played against Thierry Henry, the player who was closest to Mbappe,” said Neville.

Stopping the ball from being sent to Giroud and Griezmann is crucial because if they get the ball, Mbappe will receive it in even more challenging spots.

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