Theo Walcott

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Theo Walcott Had Claimed Kylian Mbappe Would Grapple Against Kyle Walker

According to Theo Walcott felt that Kylian Mbappe, France's forward is going to struggle against Kyle Walker, the England defender's physicality. The Three Lions faced Les Bleus in the quarter-finals of World Cup 2022 if both countries progress from their upcoming last-16 games against Austria and Senegal, respectively.

Many take, Mbappe, the PSG superstar to be one of the most dangerous players in World Cup 2022 and the France footballer backed that up with his brilliant performance in the final match against Argentina. Nevertheless, Walcott thinks that England has the ideal weapon for nullifying the Frenchman.

The right-back of Manchester City, Walker made a come-back after a long-term injury during the victory against Wales and the 32-year-old is one of the few players in the football world who can match the pace of Mbappe. Walcott is one of the fastest players in the Premier League and has faced Walker on several occasions. When he was asked if Walker needs to man-mark Mbappe in the final show, he said that he would love to see that and he really would.

He says that Mbappe plays in the French league and which is completely different from Premier League and Walker have enough experience in the Champions League. Hence, it is going to be a big test and he feels everyone wants to see it. He didn't say who can win as Mbappe is a different beast and he was on a different level at the time of the World Cup.

Irrespective of the draw with the USA, England easily made their way and took the top spot with victories over Wales and Iran. Walcott insists there will be tougher tests and thinks international football is difficult at a different level but he doesn't feel that they have been tested properly at the back.