Former Manchester United captain and England international Gary Neville has identified the most suitable player to face Kylian Mbappe.
On Sunday night, England beat Senegal 3-0 to qualify for the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Earlier, France also advanced to the next stage of the tournament after a 3-1 win over Poland. Now, the two teams will meet in a match that is expected to be a fiery clash.
Les Bleus is currently the defending champion and owns the best striker in the world. Mbappe has scored five goals in four games and seems unstoppable on the pitch with his incredible pace and finishing ability.
However, England also possesses talent across the pitch. Harry Kane is always in prolific form, Jude Bellingham can dominate the game at just 19 years old and Marcus Rashford scored an exceptional goal against Wales last week. Along with that, Gareth Southgate can deploy two equally strong starting lineups.
Neville also believes they have the right defender to stop Mbappe, which is Kyle Walker, as the Manchester City defender is known for his breakneck pace. Neville told Sky Sports: “I don’t think we have the best right-back in the world, but in terms of physicality, speed, experience, I can’t think of anyone who has stopped Kylian Mbappe better than Kyle Walker.”
Ferdinand: France is no longer as scary as it was in 2018
A comment was made by the former center back for England, Ferdinand, about the teams that England will face in the quarterfinals.
At this point in the 2022 World Cup, the England team led by Gareth Southgate is doing quite well. After defeating Senegal by a score of 3-0, the Three Lions earned a spot in the quarterfinals of the competition. The current world champions, France, are up next for Harry Kane and the rest of England’s squad to face.
Rio Ferdinand, a former midfielder for the Three Lions, recently expressed his belief in the media that the team is capable of winning the competition this year, despite the fact that they will be competing against a formidable opponent.
“Before I watched England win against Senegal, I watched the match between France and Poland. Poland won.” It was definitely one of my top matches to watch during the 2022 World Cup. There are five first-team players not available for France. They are now in a weaker position. Concerning France is the last thing on my mind. Kylian Mbappe is their most dangerous threat, according to Ferdinand, who shared this information on the FIVE YouTube channel.
“France fails to leave much of an impression on me. They triumph as a team due to the exceptional performance of each member. France will no longer be quite as terrifying if the Three Lions are successful in stopping Mbappe.
The World Cup will most likely be won by England, in my opinion. Brazil is the only team that has a chance of beating England. They play football in a manner that is entirely their own. The stars that can make a difference in the game are already on Brazil’s roster. They have players who are currently competing in European competition.
Experts are disappointed with Arsenal stars
Japan went through 120 minutes of drama and a penalty shootout against Croatia. Despite the final defeat, the Green Samurai Warriors received a series of compliments from experts and fans.
According to former player Jermaine Jenas, Japan could have won if Takehiro Tomiyasu had saved up more than a chance in the 80th minute. Starting from a fixed free-kick, the ball found the Arsenal defender.
In an empty position in front of the Croatia goal, Tomiyasu had a superficial pass, thereby losing the ball to the opponent’s feet.
“I couldn’t believe he let that chance slip away. Tomiyasu had enough time to handle the ball, he did better than that. The rest of the job was to hit the ball on target. It was a lousy ball. Tomiyasu had it. qualified to pass the ball into the box. He failed in either passing or shooting,” Jermaine Jenas told BBC One.
Tomiyasu’s clumsy handling made many fans regret. Japan could score the winning goal and win if the Arsenal defender does better in the 80th minute.
Returning from the 2022 World Cup, Tomiyasu will face competition for places in the Arsenal shirt. The 24-year-old star needs to score with Mikel Arteta if he wants to occupy a starting spot against Ben White.