Walker vs Mbappe: Can the England full back succeed where others failed?
On Sunday evening, Poland full-back ‘Matty Cash’ became the latest player to fail in keeping Kylian Mbappe quiet.
All eyes now turn to Saturday’s European heavyweight showdown between England and France, where a place in the 2022 World Cup Semi-Finals is up for grabs.
Kyle Walker is the latest player tasked with stifling Mbappe out of the game, who is currently at the top of the goal scoring charts with five goals.
England legend Stuart Pearce recently spoke to Talk Sport and explained that Walker will need to put in his best performance in a Three Lions Shirt to keep Mbappe quiet.
Pearce said: “Kyle Walker’s going to have to have the game of his life, there’s no doubting that.
“You’ve got to stop the ball coming into him and then double up on him when he’s got the ball.
“To do that, you’ve got to press aggressively. I expect us to play with a four at the back, I wouldn’t be playing three Centre-halves.
“They’ve got a front four and real talent in that front four with Mbappe being the pick of the lot with his pace, his energy and his goal threat.
“We’ve come this far with a four, the French will play with a four and so I don’t see the need to change, I really don’t.”