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Kylian Mbappe Told Where He Must Improve To Reach Cristiano Ronaldo's Level

Nasir Jabbar

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Kylian Mbappe Told Where He Must Improve To Reach Cristiano Ronaldo's Level

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World Cup winner Filippo Inzaghi has revealed where Kylian Mbappe must improve to reach Cristiano Ronaldo's incredible level.


Mbappe and Ronaldo go head-to-head in Wednesday's mouth-watering Euro 2020 clash between France and Portugal.

It will be just the fourth time Mbappe has come up against Ronaldo and ahead of the Group F showdown, Italy legend Inzaghi has said the 22-year-old needs to become more accurate with both feet in order to reach the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's lofty heights.

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Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport via Football Italia, he explained: "Being the main point of reference up front could be an advantage for Ronaldo, but he could be an easier target for defenders.

"Mbappe can look for spaces and sometimes he can hide. Ronaldo was unique in the central part of his career at Real Madrid."

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The former AC Milan forward added: "Now Mbappe is in Paris, then we'll see. For now, he doesn't seem attracted by goals as Cristiano is.

"Mbappe's dribbling in tight spaces and his change of pace are stunning. It really looks like he has gears in his legs.

"Even more, it looks easy for him to make the difference, even in one meter. He can be devastating, whether he has space or not.

"However, Cristiano's heading and ability to lose his marker are unreachable, and he is so accurate whether he shoots with his right or left foot. This is something Mbappe still needs to improve."

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Image: PA

Mbappe has yet to open his goal account at Euro 2020, with Les Bleus already through to the last 16.

Portugal, on the other hand, need at least a point to guarantee qualification, with Ronaldo scoring three goals in two matches so far.

Topics: Football News, Football, Euro 2020, Portugal, Kylian Mbappe, France, Cristiano Ronaldo

Nasir Jabbar
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