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England boss Gareth Southgate expects a “completely different challenge” from Kosovo to the one his side faced against Bulgaria on Saturday.

England host Kosovo in Euro 2020 qualifying at Southampton’s St Mary’s on Tuesday having beaten Bulgaria 4-0.

“It will be a very different style of game,” said Southgate.

“Kosovo will be very high pressing, hard working, a more attacking threat than we faced on Saturday. Maybe there will be more space to play up front.”

He added: “Whatever we learned from Saturday’s game this is a completely different challenge.”

England have won all three games in Group A while Kosovo sit a point behind in second place – on eight points – as the only other unbeaten team.

Kosovo’s Swiss manager Bernard Challandes wants his players to dream they can extend their unbeaten run to 16 games in his side’s first meeting against England.

Only accepted as a member of Uefa and Fifa in 2016, Kosovo have not lost in almost two years – a run of 15 games.

“We are Kosovo and we are here against one of the best teams in the world, in my opinion – the best team in the world,” Challandes said.

“I think it is in my philosophy that if we don’t dream it is unnecessary to play such games, we should dream and do all that is possible to disturb England.

“For me as a coach it is not easy to have a good mix for the evaluation of this game.

“If I say ‘we come to win’, I think a lot of people think that is pretentious; if I say ‘it is not possible to win against England’, I must change my job.

“It is clear for me it will be a very, very hard game but it is a possibility for our very young team to show what is a very, very high level.”

Source BBC

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