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Kosovo coach Bernard Challandes: England best team in Europe

Kosovo coach Bernard Challandes has claimed Euro qualifying opponents England are the best team in Europe.

Kosovo can no longer qualify directly after suffering a narrow defeat in the Czech Republic but will be in the play-offs.

"If you can remember when we began this European qualifiers I have always spoken about new experiences and progress, about improving," Challendes 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!

"No other team (is like that), that means for us it is an incredible challenge and as a coach I can enjoy such a challenge but am also a little afraid.

"We can laugh a little but it is the 1,001st game for England, it is our 29th - they are a little more experienced."

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