Advert

Thierry Henry Gives Fascinating Tactical Breakdown Of The Kylian Mbappe Vs Erling Haaland Debate

Published 
| Last updated 

Thierry Henry Gives Fascinating Tactical Breakdown Of The Kylian Mbappe Vs Erling Haaland Debate

Thierry Henry refused to answer the Kylian Mbappe vs Erling Haaland debate - but delivered a punditry masterclass when analysing their style of play.

Loading…

Prior to the game, he was asked to weigh in on Mbappe vs Haaland and instead chose to focus on what makes both youngsters so great.

Advert

Henry praised the duo, who have been anointed successors to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, for 'wanting to kill' when in attack.

He explained per Daily Mail: "They want to kill, they want to be in the box, they're looking at the defenders [and saying], 'you won't be able to live with me'.

"I'm happy to see these guys coming because they're real strikers: they want to go in behind, they want to hurt you.

Advert

"There's nothing worse than when a guy looks at you and goes in behind again and again and again.

Those guys [Mbappe and Haaland] have that mentality and it's nice to see.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"They are two amazing strikers that can do different things. I like a killer, so Mbappe kills you a different way. Mbappe gives you something different.

Advert

"[Haaland] has people who look after him, so I don't need to tell him anything in terms of what he needs to do in his career. But right now he's at the top of the game - already, at his age.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"I think this guy can go anywhere and make things happen for anybody. It's for him to pick and choose and he has the quality to make it happen."

Mbappe is already a World Cup winner at the age of 22 but enhanced his reputation even further this season with a masterclass vs Barcelona.

Advert

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar scored a hat-trick during a 4-1 win in the Champions League last month and looks set to become one of the world's best.

Haaland, meanwhile, has 31 goals in 30 games for Borussia Dortmund this season and continues to be linked with a big money transfer away.

Who would you rather have in your team, Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland?

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Football, Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe, thierry henry

Daniel Marland
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Boxing

Jake Paul 'Reveals' His Next Fight As He Takes Swipe At Tommy Fury And Canelo Alvarez

in 9 minutes

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

Manchester United Are Considering SACKING Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

24 minutes ago