Daniel James has proven to be one of the most cost efficient signings of this season, with rival fans speculating a Championship signing wouldn’t make it in the top flight initially.
But that has clearly been proven wrong, even at the international level as Hungary boss Marco Rossi insists on comparing the Welshman to Kylian Mbappe.
Wales sit just behind the Hungarians with 12 and 11 points respectively, with both sides aiming for a second placed qualifications to the Euros. Essentially, whoever manages to secure all 3 points when the two go up against each other tonight, takes home the rights to qualify.
And the Hungarian boss is pretty aware of the threat James brings to the game and likens him with someone who’s the very epitome of young footballers.
“James is a player that is playing with a motor bicycle because he is really fast,” Rossi said (via BBC).
“I have never seen someone in the last period as fast as him, maybe Mbappe. He’s unbelievable.”
“If we leave him space to run he could be dangerous,” he added.
“This could be the key, but we work a lot on the defensive line and will try to give confidence to our players.”
The Welsh international has netted 2 goals in 9 appearances since his debut for the international side. And it is no casual praise from the Italian as nobody had expected great things from the young winger after his humble £15 million move to Manchester United.
The winger has already registered 6 goal contributions in the Premier League, cementing himself as a starter in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Nevertheless, Hungary will not be holding back against their opponents despite a draw being enough to snatch a place at the Euros if Slovakia fail to heat Azerbaijan.
“We are trying to get the three points, I would never like to draw and give Slovakia the chance to go through to the Euros,” he continued.
“I will ask of my players, if they [Wales] are dragons, to be lions – and then we will see who will win.”