Kylian Mbappé, France
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Mbappé out to fire France past Denmark

Mbappé out to fire France past Denmark

Les Bleus
Publish on 09/25 at 07:48 - S. TELFORD

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France are safe from UEFA Nations League relegation having beaten Austria on Thursday, and they head to Denmark for Sunday's game with Kylian Mbappé in fine form.

Denmark - France

 

- Kick-off 18:45 GMT

 

Mbappé has hit the ground running in Ligue 1 Uber Eats this season, scoring seven goals from seven games as Paris Saint-Germain have raced to the top of the table.

 

New coach Christophe Galtier has worked out how to get the best out of "MNM", with Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. lining up us two No.10s behind focal point Mbappé.

 

Mbappé up to 28 France goals

 

The 23-year-old's role is different with France though, and it was from the left that he scored in Thursday's 2-0 win over Austria, whist he also had a goal disallowed early in the game.

 

"I play differently with France, they ask other things of me here than at my club," Mbappé explained. "I have a more freedom here. The coach knows that there's a No.9 like Olivier [Girdoud], who keeps defences occupied.


"I can walk around, get into space, ask for through balls. In Paris, it's different not having that. I'm asked to be a pivot which is different.

 

"No, I take pleasure everywhere!" he then asserted is asked if he preferred one to the other.

 

Monaco debutants impress

 

AS Monaco pair Youssouf Fofana and Benoît Badiashile made impressive debuts against Austria - the former winning 12 of his 14 duels in midfield - and are expected to keep their places, with Olympique de Marseille's Jonathan Clauss completing the Ligue 1 Uber Eats contingent.

 

Jules Koundé and Mike Maignan went off early against Austria, and should be replaced by Willliam Saliba and Alphonse Areola respectively.

 

Denmark could still overtake Croatia to top the group, although les Bleus lead their head-to-head record 7-4 with 17 scored to 10 conceded.

 

The Dane's are backstopped by OGC Nice goalkeeper Kasper Scheichel.

 

Probable teams

 

Denmark: Schmeichel; Andersen, Kjaer, Christensen; Wass, Hojbjerg, Delaney, Maehle; Eriksen; Olsen, Braithwaite

 

France: Areola; Saliba, Varane, Badiashile; Clauss, Tchouaméni, Fofana, Mendy; Griezmann; Giroud, Mbappé