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Raheem Sterling Was Unstoppable Against Kosovo: Gareth Southgate

England boss Gareth Southgate was all praise for his forward Raheem Sterling following a stellar display against Kosovo by the Manchester City man.

The head coach believes that Sterling has been close to “unstoppable” against Kosovo as England came out on top in a 5-3 thriller in the Euro 2020 qualifying tie.

England came from behind to preserve their 100 percent record in Group A on Tuesday as Sterling scored and set up three for his teammates. Harry Kane and Jadon Sancho benefited from Sterling’s assists as England has the last laugh at the St Mary’s Stadium.

Raheem Sterling Was Unstoppable Against Kosovo: Gareth Southgate
Raheem Sterling Was Unstoppable Against Kosovo: Gareth Southgate

The 24-year-old was also breathtaking against Bulgaria on Saturday as he scored and assisted Harry Kane twice in the 4-0 rout.

Southgate said:

“Our attacking play from Raheem, Jadon, and Harry was outstanding.

“Raheem’s two performances have been of the highest level.

“I think he’s been almost unstoppable, his awareness of where defenders were, his ability to ride challenges, his vision and desire to get in on goal, and unselfish play as well, so I couldn’t speak highly enough of the way he played.”

Though England was shaky at the back conceding three goals against Kosovo, their attack was on a different level, to say the least. Southgate also heaped praise on Jadon Sancho who scored a brace for the Three Lions, both assisted by Sterling.

Gareth Southgate’s men now are 3 points clear atop Group A with 4 wins from 4 games. Kosovo, on the other hand, sits at the 3rd spot in the group with 8 points from their 5 games having won just 2.

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