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Saka motivated to beat Mbappe for World Cup Golden Boot

Bukayo Saka - England
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The two forwards face off when England take on France on Saturday.

England forward Bukayo Saka has rated his chances of winning the World Cup Golden Boot in Qatar.

The Arsenal forward has brought his incredible Arsenal form with him to the World Cup. Having scored three goals so far in the tournament, Saka is England’s joint top-scorer alongside Marcus Rashford.

On Saturday, England lock horns with France in the quarterfinals as Saka meet the World Cup’s current top-scorer, Kylian Mbappe.

Saka needs two more goals to match the PSG star on the goalscoring charts. But the 21-year-old downplays his efforts to win the top-scorer prize ahead of the crucial showdown.

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“Obviously it would be nice, but it’s not in my mind at all,” the Arsenal winger said on Sky Sports.

“Right now I’m just focused on helping the team get to the next round, and then the next round, the next round and hopefully we can win this World Cup.

“If I do get it, it will be nice but there will obviously be nothing better than winning the World Cup.”

Mbappe must get behind England’s Kyle Walker to find goalscoring chances while Saka faces Theo Hernandez on the same side of the pitch.

Let’s see if Saka and co can edge out the defending champions to reach World Cup’s top four for the second time in a row.