Former French international Bixente Lizarazu has given advice to his ex-club Bayern on how to neutralize Kylian Mbappé.
Next Wednesday, in the knockout stages of the Champions League, Bayern welcomes PSG to the Allianz Arena. The German club will be very supported on this occasion, including by some French people. Bixente Lizarazu, for example, will be fully behind the band at Nagelsmann.
Lizarazu gives advice to stop Mbappé
With her 273 matches played for the Munich team, “Liza” had no difficulty in choosing her side. And he’s not just cheering on the Bavarians. He also took the liberty of giving them advice on how to reduce the Kylian Mbappé threat.
The German champions are very afraid of the French star, as Kingsley Coman admitted. So, Lizarazu showed them the best plan to neutralize him: “How to stop him? By playing collectively, he began by declaring in an interview at wettbasis. With only one defender against Kylian, it would be very negligent from FC Bayern’s point of view. Matthijs de Ligt and Dayot Upamecano have improved recently and they understand each other better and better. These two will have to stop him, with the help of Joao Cancelo, Alphonso Davies as well as Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka. But on a good night, I don’t think he can be stopped. When Kylian is sent deep, he is almost unstoppable.
“The only person in the world who can stop him is probably Kyle Walker, the Manchester City England international, who practically pocketed him in the World Cup quarter-final between France and England. . The Munich team will therefore have to defend two or three against him, otherwise it will be hell for them, to be honest,” added the 98 world champion.
“Breaking the Messi-Mbappé interaction”
Lizarazu also has warned the Bavarians against leaving too much space on the offensive phases, since they are not those who remain curled up behind. “Bayern have huge attacking potential, but the defensive side still lacks a bit of balance, even though it’s been pretty stable since the World Cup. I know Bayern Munich quite well: I expect them to play forward, even with a one-goal lead, especially in front of their home crowd. It is clear that Mbappé will have free spaces. Messi has recently returned to his best level. Now he is more of a provider than a scorer. His understanding of the game with Mbappé is excellent. The two lie almost blind. Bayern must try to break this Mbappé-Messi interaction with good anticipation and a smart attitude. It requires good positional play and a lot of discipline. »