World Cup 2022: Mbappe Fires Warning to Last Eight Opponents England

World Cup 2022: Mbappe Fires Warning to Last Eight Opponents England

  • France star Kylian Mbappe has said the World Cup is his obsession
  • This is an ominous sign for England ahead of their quarter-final clash
  • England's defence will be tested by the top scorer of the 2022 World Cup

France superstar Kylian Mbappe has delivered a passionate press conference message ahead of the quarter-final showdown with England on Saturday, December 10.

Mbappe has played a starring role for the reigning world champions in Qatar and presents the toughest test for England, who comfortably dispatched Senegal in the last 16.

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Kylian Mbappe leads the goal-scoring charts in Qatar and will prove a true test for England. Photo by Elsa.
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The battle between Mbappe and England's defence has been the subject of discussion on social media, even before the last 16 matches.

The 23-year-old is currently the top scorer in Qatar, and the Three Lions' defence will have to be on top form to stop the PSG star.

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Mbappe has scored a superb five goals at the World Cup so far. He scored once in the opening game against Australia, before adding a double against Denmark, and then took his tally to five with two spectacular goals against Poland.

Fans have declared that the forward is currently the best player in the world, and stats and performances are hard to ignore, according to Eurosport.

Mbappe's ominous warning

According to the Mirror, Mbappe delivered a passionate speech during a press conference in Qatar after they beat Poland.

He brilliantly explained what the World Cup means to him, calling it his obsession and the competition of his dreams.

"I have built my entire season around this competition; I have prepared myself to the fullest both physically and mentally to win it, which is the goal I have set for myself, although it is still far away. The only goal is to win the World Cup, the rest is secondary."

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England are the top scorers in Qatar. Photo by Serhat Cagdas/Anadolu Agency.
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England and France last played in 2017, and Les Bleus emerged victorious with a comprehensive 3-2 win.

Surprisingly, the two nations have met just twice in 10 years. Their last competitive meeting was at the Euro 2004, which France won 2-1.

Mbppe versus Walker

Sports Brief earlier reported on former England international Theo Walcott claiming Kyle Walker can stop Mbappe.

The Southampton winger said Walker can stop Mbappe, adding that Walker's physicality will make things harder for the French magician.

On his day, Walcott was probably the fastest players in the Premier League and played against Walker several times. Therefore, he knows a thing or two about facing Walker.

Mbappe in Budweiser row

Sports Brief has also reported that Mbappe refused to promote Budweiser, a major sponsor of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Budweiser is in charge of picking and awarding the man of the match after the games and so far, Mbappe has picked up three in Qatar.

He was voted the best player during France's group games against Australia and Denmark.

Source: Sports Brief News