England vs France: Luke Shaw has warned England national football team that it would be ‘very naive’ of them if they ‘purely focus’ on Kylian Mbappe in the England vs France match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 quarter-finals.
England have sealed their place in the FIFA World Cup 2022 quarter-finals after securing an impressive 3-0 win over Senegal in the round-of-16. The Three Lions will take on defending champions France in the England vs France match of quarter-finals.
France have secured passage to the quarter-finals with a 3-1 win over Poland in the round of 16. Kylian Mbappe was impressive for France against Poland, scoring two goals for Didier Deschamps’ side in their round of 16 victories.
Kylian Mbappe has been impressive for France at FIFA World Cup 2022. He has scored five goals for France so far at FIFA World Cup 2022, more than any other player has.
England vs France: Luke Shaw on Mbappe Ahead of France Clash in FIFA World Cup Quarter-Final
England vs France: England will need to be wary of the threat Kylian Mbappe could pose when they square off in the England vs France quarter-finals. But England left-back Luke Shaw has warned the Three Lions it would be very naïve of them to purely focus on the Paris Saint-Germain superstar.
Luke Shaw admitted Kylian Mbappe is a ‘world-class player’ but also stressed France have brilliant players all over the pitch ahead of England vs France.
“Obviously after his performance (against Poland) there’s going to be even more chat about him but we know he’s a world-class player,” Luke Shaw said.
“I think it would be very naive of us to focus purely on him. They’re reigning world champions for a reason and we need to focus on them as a whole team.
“They have brilliant players over the whole pitch so we’re not going to fully focus on him, but it’s an amazing tie to be involved in and that’s why we’re here.“
France, as Luke Shaw said, have brilliant players all over the pitch with Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Adrien Rabiot, Antoine Griezmann, and Ousmane Dembele among the players who have been impressive for the defending world champions at Qatar World Cup 2022. The match of England vs France kicks off at 12:30 am Indian Standard Time, on December 11th.