Mbappé cropped? Upamecano’s explanation

Two days before the quarter-final of the World Cup between England and France, Dayot Upamecano answered questions from journalists. Do not over « reframing » Kylian Mbappé.

Blues is preparing for the shock that awaits them this Saturday (8:00 p.m.) against England. A first real test for the men of Didier Deschamps, rather spared since the start of the World Cup which is currently taking place in Qatar. Two days before the event, a few questions remain, particularly with regard to the ability of the Blues to defend correctly against the Three Lions. A task in which everyone will probably have to participate. On this subject, Dayot Upamecano was questioned this Thursday.

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Present at a press conference, the Bayern Munich defender and a word in response to a question about Kylian Mbappé. A journalist recalled a moment when Upamecano had to  » crop the attacker. A sequential investigation in this 2022 World Cup, but which the tricolor player preferred to evoke with a smile.  » Didier Deschamps told me that I had to put my voice on the pitch and I started doing it in training. After, I did not draw in place Kylian (smile). No, no, I wouldn’t say that. I told him that he had to close in the axis to close the pass, otherwise there would be too much space. »

“Kylian also gives me advice”

And if Dayot Upamecano was recognized half-word his advice to his teammate, he added that the thing went both ways.  » Kylian also gives me advice during the match. After it is on, I see the ground. I am a defender. If a player is when, I can tell him ‘climb higher, to the left it comes’. It’s my role, I know how to do it. I do it at Bavaria, why not do it here? »