Montenegro coach Brnovic: Long ball England already making their excuses

Montenegro manager Branko Brnovic has made a stunning attack on English football ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier.
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Montenegro manager Branko Brnovic has made a stunning attack on English football ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier.

Brnovic, whose team lead England by two points in Group H, has been riled by criticism from some Three Lions players about the patchy state of the pitch at the Podgorica City Stadium.

"I read in the press today statements from some English players about the way the pitch will look. As far as I know, (it is) the English (who) have always favoured long passes," said Brnovic, who took control of the Montenegro team in 2011.

"This supports the idea that they're more scared of this game than we are."

He was also angry over claims that Montenegro would target Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

"As far as I know, Rooney was the one who attacked our player last time, not vice-versa," the 45-year-old said. "I know that our strikers (Stevan) Jovetic and Vucinic always suffer strong kicks, but they never complain.

"English legends (like Alan Shearer) are already trying to resort to excuses for what happens tomorrow."

 
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