Alan Shearer has agreed with Ian Wright in warning that England cannot solely concentrate on France superstar Kylian Mbappe in their World Cup quarter-final clash on Saturday and picked out three other players to be wary of. The Three Lions will meet world champions France in the last eight after beating Senegal on Sunday but face their toughest test yet in the tournament against their European rivals.
Gareth Southgate’s men cruised to a 3-0 success in their last-16 tie with Senegal with Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka all getting on the scoresheet, while France swept aside Poland 3-1 thanks to an Mbappe brace and Olivier Giroud’s record-breaking 53rd goal for France, making him their all-time record goalscorer.
Mbappe stole the headlines for a sensational individual display after producing two stunning finishes and the PSG star will be the danger man to focus on when the two sides meet on Saturday.
But Shearer believes that France have other players who are just as valuable as Mbappe, pointing out the impact of Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele in helping Mbappe shine.
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