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Kylian Mbappé clashes with Thierry Henry over who is the faster Frenchman

Kylian Mbappé has revealed he believes he is faster than legendary French striker Thierry Henry.

Mbappé, who is this year’s EA Sports FIFA 21 cover star, spoke to EA about his hero Henry, declaring he would beat the former Arsenal man in a race.

“I would have won against Thierry (in a race),” Mbappé said.

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Henry replied: “What?! No, no you know what? Listen, we can never know. You need to understand something; it’s not about speed, it’s about how fast you can be with the ball. This is something that people do not understand.”

The duo, joined by British boxer Anthony Joshua, came together in conversation to celebrate their inclusion as Groundbreakers in EA Sports FIFA 21, which allows players to recruit the biggest names from the world of football and beyond to their VOLTA SQUAD in the all-new VOLTA FEATURED BATTLES mode.

Henry continued, “this kid right now, Kylian, put speed on the side, yeah he has speed. But (it’s different) to be able to shift the ball, stop it, go with power.

“To be able to block someone at the same time, shift it on your right, block here, shift it on your left and still have your head up and see what’s happening.”

Kylian Mbappé, Anthony Joshua and Thierry Henry were in conversation as Groundbreakers in EA SPORTS FIFA 21. They are just a few of the huge names from the worlds of football, music, fashion and beyond that are available to add to your VOLTA FOOTBALL squad each week through VOLTA FEATURED BATTLES. Anthony Joshua’s VOLTA FEATURED BATTLE is available in FIFA 21 from 6pm Friday 23rd October, so to pick-up your copy of the game and add him to your squad, head to https://www.ea.com/games/fifa/fifa-21/buy