World Cup 2022: Poland’s Matty Cash Explains How He Slowed Mbappe Down
- Poland right-back Matty Cash has said that Kyle Walker's pace can match Kylian Mbappe's
- Cash came up against Mbappe and did well, despite the French forward scoring two goals
- England and France meet in a mouth-watering World Cup quarter-final clash on Saturday
Poland right back Matty Cash has described his experience of playing against France superstar Kylian Mbappe.
Cash came up against Poland, and although the French golden boy scored twice, Cash did okay when he came up against the winger.
England's Kyle Walker is next up in line, and he probably picked up a few ideas on how the rapid winger can be slowed down.
England meet France in the quarter-final of the 2022 World Cup on Saturday, December 10, and will need to devise a plan on how to stop the unstoppable player, according to FOX.
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Mbappe has already scored five goals in Qatar - more than any other player. To put his 2022 World Cup in context, his five goals saw him surpass Cristiano Ronaldo's tally in football's biggest showpiece.
Cash on Mbappe
According to the Guardian, Cash said that despite faring well against the 23-year-old, he gave him plenty to think about. The Poland star said he watched clips of Mbappe, but in person, he is a dangerous player to face.
“In real life, he’s burning my legs - that’s the difference. It’s a massive difference. When he stands you up and moves, he does it really well. He drops the shoulder, goes short then long. I got into a couple of races with him and I did all right. You look over your shoulder and he’s there.”
He added that Walker's pace is enough to slow down the 2018 World Cup winner.
"They’ve got Walker who can play right-back, and he’s probably just as quick as Mbappé."
Les Bleus' forward is on pace to win the Golden Boot. His brace against Poland took his World Cup tally to nine in 11 appearances and in the process, he surpassed Pele’s 57-year record for the most World Cup goals before the age of 24.
Mbappe's incredible World Cup record
Sports Brief earlier reported on Mbappe surpassing legendary forwards such as Thierry Henry, Neymar and Luis Suarez on the list of most goals scored in the World Cup.
Henry, who won the World Cup with France, boasts just six World Cup goals while Uruguay’s Suarez has only seven goals at football’s biggest tournament.
Mbappe has also surpassed legends like Diego Maradona and Cristiano Ronaldo while the likes of Neymar, Rivaldo and Mario Kempes still rank behind the 23-year-old on World Cup score charts.
Source: Sports Brief News