Mon 05 December 2022 | 20:04

Maddison sees walker capable of dealing with Kylian Mbappe

Leicester City maestro James Maddison believes that Kyle Walker can deal with Kylian Mbappe whilst being wary of other France threats.

James Maddison thinks that France could pose a threat on several fronts, one of which is Kylian Mbappe who could be dealt with by

Kyle Walker

, according to Maddison.

Mbappe has already broken both Messi and Ronaldo’s goal involvements at the World Cup by scoring 9, 5 of which has been at this tournament including two against Australia. The PSG superstar seems to be France’s most dangerous player as the gear up to face England in the quarter finals.

James Maddison

has given his verdict on Mbappe ahead of their game at the Al Bayt Stadium:

"He's obviously a fantastic player, one of the best in the world. I'm sure we'll prepare right to try and stop him.

"Kyle Walker started right-back in the game against Senegal and he's one of the best full-backs in the world. I think if anyone can do a job, it's him.

"But France have a lot of threats. It's not just Kylian Mbappe. They're a brilliant team and that's why they are reigning champions.

"We've got a lot to be wary of but the tactical work that we do, and the staff here, the work that goes in on the background that people don't see, will leave us in good stead and hopefully we can progress."  

With players in his position shining for England and he himself suffering from a minor injury, Maddison has had little time to be involved on the pitch but he doesn’t necessarily believe it is a bad thing as he said:

"Involvement isn't always necessarily minutes on the pitch and I think that is probably something I've learnt in the last few weeks of being out here.

"Of course, every player wants to play and I'm no different. I'm desperate to get out there and show what I can do. But it's one of them – my first major tournament at senior level and it's brilliant to be a part of.

"It's such a learning curve and you gain so much experience without even realising, just on a day-to-day basis of how it works, what it takes to be successful – and we have been successful so far.

"I'm feeling good, the injury's gone. I'm feeling 100 per cent. I've been training for a while now, I've been available for the last couple of games.

"It's just about staying patient, staying ready, which I am. Working hard and trying to be an option for the manager if needed."



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