‘If anyone can do it, it’s him’ – Manchester City star backed to stop Kylian Mbappe at the World Cup

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James Maddison has publicly backed England team-mate Kyle Walker to stop France forward Kylian Mbappe.

England will play against France in the last eight of the World Cup.

“He’s obviously a fantastic player, one of the best in the world,” Maddison told talkSPORT.

“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.

Having scored nine goals already at the tournament, Maddison also insisted how Mbappe is not the only player the Three Lions should be wary of. ”Listen, 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,” added the Leicester City midfielder.

”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 hopefully, and hopefully we can progress.”