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Old 13-02-2019, 09:25 AM
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Default Kylian Mbappé’s

I'm struggling to think which defenders will be able to live with Mbappe's pace!

I know teams would look at his movement and organise their tactics to cut out space and passing options to him, if you have the players to do that.

But, it would be interesting to see who can anyone suggest, what current top class defender they reckon is capable of matching him for pace!

I suppose Liverpool fans will suggest Van Dijk.
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Old 13-02-2019, 09:36 AM
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Wait until he does a groin/hamstring that will put some manners on him.

Similar to Owen.
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Old 13-02-2019, 09:49 AM
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The best defenders (with smart teammates) realise that they don't need to match him for pace. They ensure they aren't left in a position whereby a straight-line foot race is the only option.

...and if it does come down to a foot race the best defenders know how to position themselves and use their body strength to limit the impact of explosure pace like Mbappe's.

Sometimes there's nothing even the best CBs can do if guys like Mbappe find themselves in the right position. He's amazing to watch. No knowing just how high his ceiling level might be.

Van Dijk was mentioned above but I recall reading somewhere that Joe Gomez has clocked a higher top speed than him.
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Old 13-02-2019, 10:17 AM
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Wait until he does a groin/hamstring that will put some manners on him.

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World cup winner at 19,Don't think so.apart from his unreal speed he is some ball player too.
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Old 13-02-2019, 10:31 AM
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World cup winner at 19,Don't think so.apart from his unreal speed he is some ball player too.
I didn't realise the WC trophy has some sort of mystical powers that stops your body falling apart!!
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Old 13-02-2019, 10:34 AM
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The only thing that slightly lets him down at times is his touch can be a small bit heavy, which carries the ball away from him a little further than he likes. In terms of raw pace I don't thing there is another player out there who could match him. The closest player I can liken him to is the original Ronaldo, but Mbappe is quicker and Ronaldo was more skilful.
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Old 13-02-2019, 10:42 AM
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I didn't realise the WC trophy has some sort of mystical powers that stops your body falling apart!!
It does.dont believe me just watch😁
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Old 13-02-2019, 01:44 PM
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I think it was Alan Hansen who once said "the first 5 yards are in your head"
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