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2022 World Cup: "I'm not going to roll out the red carpet for him", Kyle Walker will be merciless for Mbappé


Present at a press conference, the right defender of Manchester City and England has already launched his face-to-face with Kylian Mbappé.

“It's not going to be easy.

Kyle Walker knows it, his duel with Kylian Mbappé is one of the most anticipated since the start of this 2022 World Cup. For the France-England quarter-final this Saturday at 8 p.m., this match within the match could even be decisive for the final result.

"He's a player in great shape.

As a professional you want to play against the best and he is one of the best in the world,” repeated the Manchester City right-back.

Considered one of the only ones to have already stopped the number 10 of the Blues during the many shocks against PSG in the Champions League, the right side of the Citizens intends to use this experience: “Obviously, it will help me.

I have already met him several times.

He lived complicated matches against me (…) I understand what I have to do to stop him.

It's easier said than done, but I don't underestimate myself.


"It's not England against Mbappé"

Absent for the first two games of the Three Lions in Qatar, Walker started for the last two games, and even played the entire round of 16 won against Senegal (3-0).

Enough to get back into the rhythm before facing the top scorer of this 2022 World Cup, which notably made the Polish Matty Cash dizzy in the round of 16.

“You have to give him respect, but not too much.

It's not England against Mbappé, but England against France.

I'm not going to roll out the red carpet for him and tell him to score.

It's a World Cup, it's a matter of life or death, insisted the 32-year-old English defender.

I'm not going home so I'm not going to let him ruin this for my family.


Kyle Walker when asked (a lot) about his potential battle with Kylian Mbappe:

"It's not England vs Mbappe, it's England vs France...I'm not going to roll out a red carpet for him!"


— Sky Sports (@SkySports) December 7, 2022

Asked repeatedly about his face-to-face against the leader of the Blues, Kyle Walker ended up reprimanding the journalists present in the room.

“For me, all the questions should not be about him.

Yes I appreciate that he is a great footballer but there are others too.

(…) We must not forget Olivier Giroud who scored a lot of goals, Ousmane Dembélé and Antoine Griezmann ”, listed the right side of the Three Lions.

Saturday's quarter-final is not just about the performances of Kylian Mbappé.

"When we played against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, we didn't just think of Mbappé and it's the same thing on Saturday.

(…) It will be a difficult match, but a team cannot be reduced to one person.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-12-07

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