World Cup Qualifiers: “England will stand up to challenge hostile crowds in Poland,” says Southgate

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

England is set to meet with Poland tomorrow on the still ongoing World cup qualifiers match.

England’s head coach Gareth Southgate has insisted that England will be well prepared for another hostile atmosphere when they travel to Warsaw to face Poland tomorrow.

His statement was due to the hostile atmosphere they meet while in Budapest last Thursday, where English players were subjected to racist abuse by the crowd.

“We have to approach the game as we did the other night,” Southgate said

He further went on to say that: “We know keeping possession of the ball can be a big factor in managing those situations.

“But the flow of the game will be different and we are playing a level of opponent who I think is in a better moment.

“They have won their last two games and have good footballers in the team who will keep the ball a little bit better than Hungary were able to against us.

“Then there is a balance of not inflaming situations and giving a home crowd something to live off and get behind the team more.

“That’s the balance and experience. I’m sure our players will manage that no problem.” England’s head coach concluded.

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