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Kosovo coach Challandes unsure how to stop Man City attacker Sterling

Kosovo coach Bernard Challandes is unsure how they will stop Raheem Sterling in their Euro qualifying clash with England.

Manchester City attacker Sterling is expected to start for the visitors having been sidelined for the 7-0 thrashing of Montenegro on Thursday as punishment for his training ground spat with Liverpool defender Joe Gomez.

Challandes believes it is bad news for his side that Sterling will be back and looking to make a point on his return to the team.

"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.

"Secondly, if I am Sterling I think in this game I must show good behaviour.

"I think if Kosovo play against England and we know exactly the offensive potential, we have no individual answer - it is only collective work.

"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 with high intensity.

"The most intense player for the Czech Republic was 200 metres, even that is a good score.

"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."

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