Kosovo coach on 'perfect' plan to stop Raheem Sterling, England in Euro 2020 qualifier tie

Kosovo coach on 'perfect' plan to stop Raheem Sterling, England in Euro 2020 qualifier tie

Kosovo coach Bernard Challandes believes there is no better way to stop England other than to play as team and not concentrate on individuals. 

Gareth Southgate's men will take on Kosovo on Sunday in their last EURO qualifier match, having already qualified following their 7-0 win over Montenegro on Thursday. 

Challandes further believes England is the best team in Europe at the moment, owing to their attacking potent exhibited through the qualifiers. 

The Three Lions are the highest scorers with 33 goals, including five they scored against their Sunday opponents last time they met. 

"If you can remember when we began these European qualifiers I have always spoken about new experiences and progress, about improving," he said. 

"This game is a wonderful game with these objectives. At least I can say it is for us a wonderful challenge to play against one of the best teams in the world and perhaps now the best team in Europe. 

"If you see this qualification round from England no one has scored so much, the incredible offensive potential of this team: winning 7-0, 6-0, 5-0, 5-0, 5-0. Incredible! 

The coach further picked Manchester City star Raheem Sterling as one of the players that can hurt his side but said they will have to play collectively to stop him, and will 'even break his leg' if that's what will stop him. 

"For us it is not good news for sure," he said 

"It is double bad news because if Sterling plays he is one of the best in his position in the world and we saw in the first game the trouble with Sterling," 

"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, very, very nice but it is not a problem if we play together." 

Sterling is expected to start having served a single-match ban by the manager, following their clash with teammate Joe Gomez in midweek.