Arkadiusz Milik says Poland need a scooter to stop France’s Kylian Mbappé

Arkadiusz Milik (28) has said that Poland need a scooter to stop France’s Kylian Mbappé (23) ahead of their World Cup round of 16 clash. 

Milik is well acquainted with many of France’s squad. Last season, he played alongside Mattéo Guendouzi, Steve Mandanda and William Saliba for Marseille, as he helped Les Phocéens qualify for the Champions League. However, this season, he is playing on loan at Juventus, with the Serie A side facing, and losing to Mbappé’s Paris Saint-Germain in the group stage of the Champions League. 

He is now set to face off against a side including Mbappé on Sunday, as Poland meet France in the World Cup round of 16, with a place in the quarter-final up for grabs. Milik was asked how to stop Mbappé in a pre-match press conference on Saturday, and the Juventus striker joked that his teammates will need scooters to keep up with him. 

How do you defend against him? We have to be quick and have a scooter to be able to catch him. It is very difficult to defend individually against him; he is one of the best players in the world. We will have to react as a group and find collective solutions,” he said in a conference transcribed by L’Équipe.

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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