PUNDIT Alan Shearer has stressed that England have more to worry about than just Kylian Mbappe ahead of the World Cup quater-final.
The Three Lions face France on Saturday night as both sides look to make the semi-finals for a second successive tournament.
Mbappe, 23, is the star man having netted five goals and registered two assists in the tournament in just four games.
But according to former England captain Shearer, the 2018 World Cup winners have more threats than just the Paris Saint-Germain star.
Gareth Southgate’s men need to be wary of Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele and Olivier Giroud.
Shearer said: “France are a good side, irrespective of whether they’ve got five big hitters out injured.”
Didier Deschamps is without Karim Benzema, Christopher Nkunku, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante and Presnel Kimpembe due to injuries.
Shearer continued: “Look at England, look at Harry Kane, look at the options England have got, the forwards they’ve got and the goals that are being shared around.
“It’s not just Mbappe by the way because the France games I’ve seen, Griezmann’s played really, really well.
“Obviously there’s Mbappe, but Giroud’s taken over the record [France’s all-time top goalscorer] from Thierry Henry, he might not get as much love as he might deserve.
“What France do is put balls into the box for him [Giroud] either side, Dembele and Mbappe, they move the ball out one yard and whip the ball in.
“I think that should actually suit us because our players are used to that.”
Fellow pundit Gary Lineker later referred to Mbappe as “one of the best players in the world.”
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