Last Updated: 24/03/19 7:10pm
England boss Gareth Southgate says his side for Monday’s European Qualifier in Montenegro will again have a youthful look – despite the prospect of a hostile environment.
Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole were verbally abused and targeted with missiles when England travelled to Podgorica for a World Cup qualifier in 2013 and a similarly tough atmosphere is expected.
The current England side beat the Czech Republic 5-0 on Friday night at Wembley with Jadon Sancho starting and his fellow top prospects Declan Rice and Callum Hudson-Odoi coming off the bench.
And, asked if he would hesitate to play his young stars in less welcoming surrounds, Southgate said: “No hesitation.
“This is part of their education and to be a top team we’ve got to adapt to every environment we go into.
“Friday at Wembley is always a different experience to going away from home in a qualifier, which is always difficult.
“But the only way the team can learn and improve is by going through these experiences.”
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