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Sport 'Maybe we'll break Sterling's leg' - Kosovo coach jokes about how to stop England star

04:05  17 november  2019
04:05  17 november  2019 Source:   goal.com

Sterling dropped after Gomez England 'disturbance'

  Sterling dropped after Gomez England 'disturbance' Raheem Sterling will not play in England’s European Qualifier against Montenegro on Thursday due to an incident at their St George's Park training complex.England manager Gareth Southgate said that "emotions were still raw" after Sterling was involved in a clash with Joe Gomez towards the end of Liverpool's 3-1 win over Premier League title rivals Manchester City on Sunday.

Kosovo coach Bernard Challandes has assured that his side are ‘too nice’ to resort to violence against an England team that he says may be the best in Only as a team can we do and can we find a solution. Or we break the leg ! But that is not our style, we are too nice – we are a team who are very

Kosovo coach Bernard Challandes joked the only way to stop Raheem Sterling is to break his leg . England play Kosovo on Sunday in their final Euro 2020 ‘I think if Kosovo play against England and we know exactly the offensive potential, we have no individual answer – it is only collective work.

Bernard Challandes © Getty Images Bernard Challandes

Kosovo coach Bernard Challandes believes Raheem Sterling is so good a broken leg may be the only way to stop the England star, but stressed his team are "too nice" for that.

Sterling will return to the England team for their final Euro 2020 qualifier at Kosovo on Sunday, having sat out the midweek win over Montenegro following a confrontation with team-mate Joe Gomez.

The Manchester City winger scored one and created three more as Kosovo were beaten 5-3 at St Mary's Stadium earlier in the campaign.

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Southgate praises Sterling's reaction after Gomez clash with recall expected

  Southgate praises Sterling's reaction after Gomez clash with recall expected Punished for confronting England team-mate Joe Gomez, the Manchester City attacker is poised to return to the fold against Kosovo in Group A."Yes," Southgate said when asked if Sterling will start on Sunday. "Without knowing what might happen in tomorrow's game and everything else, but I can see that being the case."His reaction has been brilliant. He spoke to the team really well and he's trained really well and I can't fault his reaction at all.

Kosovo boss jokes the only way to stop Raheem Sterling is to break his leg as he hails 'incredible' England ahead of Sunday' s game. 'It is clear if we remember the first game in England , if Sterling has so much space it is impossible to stop him because what he did in that game, it was 460 metres

Kosovo manager jokes side need to ‘ break Raheem Sterling ’ s legs ’ in order to stop him causing havoc in England Euro 2020 qualifier. And ahead of the match, Challandes has singled out the dangers of Sterling , with the Kosovo chief even joking that his side are going to need to go to

Challandes is not enthused by the prospect of Sterling returning with a point to prove this weekend, yet he insists his side will not resort to rough tactics.

"The bad news for us is that Sterling will play," Challandes told a pre-match news conference. "He is one of the best in the world in his position.

"But [Marcus] Rashford is great, [Harry] Kane, [Tammy] Abraham - England have a lot of great players. Whether we play against Sterling or not, we have to play a superb match.

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"We are not dealing with individuals but with the team as a whole, so we will be preparing for England.

"How to stop Sterling? Maybe we break his leg, but it's not our style. We are too nice. But we have a good team, as we have shown in this qualification campaign."

Hudson-Odoi and Pope start for England

  Hudson-Odoi and Pope start for England Callum Hudson-Odoi and Nick Pope will start for England against Kosovo in their final European Qualifier, Sky Sports News understands. Pope earns his first England start, after the Burnley goalkeeper was first called up in March 2018, while Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi makes only his second start as Gareth Southgate explores his squad options.Southgate could make further changes for the final European Qualifier at the Pristina City Stadium on Sunday with James Maddison a doubt with a minor calf strain and John Stones set to be rested.

Kosovo coach Bernard Challandes believes England are the best team in Europe and joked the only way to stop Raheem Sterling would be to break his leg . The Three Lions are in Pristina for the first time on Sunday for the final game of their Euro 2020 qualification campaign, with progression into the

Kosovo coach Bernard Challandes believes England are the best team in Europe and joked the only way to stop Raheem Sterling would be to break his leg . The Three Lions are in Pristina for the first time on Sunday for the final game of their Euro 2020 qualification campaign, with progression into the

The 7-0 win over Montenegro that booked England's place at Euro 2020 meant Gareth Southgate's men were top of the scoring charts in qualification prior to Saturday's games.

Raheem Sterling © Getty Images Raheem Sterling

The Three Lions' goal-hungry attack concerns Challandes, who admit he is somewhat scared by what could happen to his side. 

"England have tremendous offensive potential, scoring many goals and winning 7-0, 6-0 and 5-0," he said. 

"For us, it is a challenge, an incredible challenge. As a coach, I can enjoy this game but, of course, I am a little bit scared.

"This is the 1001st match for England, and it is the 29th for us. They have a little bit more experience than we do."

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England scored 37 goals in Euro 2020 qualifying and Marcus Rashford is excited about what the team can do at the tournament proper.Gareth Southgate's side cruised through qualifying for next year's tournament, winning seven of eight matches and scoring 37 times.

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