France head In the World Heavyweight Championship quarter-final match on Saturday with England are well aware of their hopes of Pregnancy on in Qatar and retain the title of the rest on shoulders of Kylian Mbappe.
Paris Saint-Germain forward You don’t turn 24 until two days after December 18th final But his prop in Sunday defeat 3-1 of Poland means it already He has nine World Cup goals, as many as giants of The game Like Eusebio and Jairzinho.
The headline on the front page was “God Save Our King”. in sports L’Equipe daily on Monday as the French turned their attention towards England and acknowledged their dependence on Magic of Mbappe.
smallest player Since pellet score in world Cup final When he did it as a teenager in 2018 win over Croatia, mbappe now leading scorer in this year’s tournament with Five goals.
But he also more generally main the threat for a team who Without a full host of injured stars in Qatar, from Paul Pogba to N’Golo Kante and Karim Benzema.
His wonderful help for Olivier Giroud opening goal against It was Poland confirmation of that.
Killian speaks with His feet are doing very well. It’s unusual player And able of change a game at any moment coach Didier Deschamps after Sunday’s win in The last 16.
And he has such a beautiful smile that everyone wants share He. She with for him.”
at the helm of Les Blues for A decade later, Deschamps led France to their third consecutive World Cup quarter-finalsomething they had never done before.
‘no want to stop here
England stands now in they way And see set It might be a scary proposition, but its owners full of Confidence.
“We don’t want to stop here. we want to me stretch Our limits are as much possible,” He said goalkeeper And the captain Hugo Lloris, who on Sunday won His 142nd hat-trick is tied for France’s Lilian Thuram record.
“With all step forward we need To raise our level but I think this team Ready for that.”
Mbappe might be it main Man, but Gareth Southgate in England will do know There are other threats.
Now France’s all-time leading scorer, Giroud has an incredible performance twilight For his career while Antoine Griezmann was outstanding in a more withdrawn role.
Ousmane Dembele is capable of moments of Charm on Right wing too.
However, there are areas that England will seek to exploit.
In midfield, Aurelien Tchoameni and Adrien Rabiot have so far filled the gap left By Kante and Pogba but it is not done yet face worldOpposition class.
england, with Their own young miracle in Judd Bellingham, will be presenting a different show test.
He. She also remains to look at her how middle coupling of Raphael Varane and Dayo Upamecano will deal with England’s powerful attack, but France is upbeat and the mood is in their camp in A stark contrast to Euro 2020.
in last yr European Championships delayed, Les Bleus were disappointing and gone out in The last 16 to Switzerland.
“It’s a really different context. We’re settled in really well in Our base camp and right there good mix up of young players for Who is this they first experienceand others more experienced,” said the 35-yearLoris was born.
I guess the word to sum it up up is “respect”. There is respect between us. All of you need To see is joy in the end of The match When we all got together.”
And the with Mbappe in Rank them, anything possible.
“We repeat it constantly, but it is difficult know What is the limit for “Killian,” said Lloris.