Harry Kane and gary Southgate are keen to keep the focus on the European Qualifier at Bulgaria of Monday — however say the England squad has a strategy for how to respond if there is any abuse in Sofia.
The game in the Vasil Levski stadium will be played using a stadium ban for a punishment from UEFA for Deadly events when Kosovo was hosted by Bulgaria and seen with the Czech Republic – both in June.
Bulgaria director Krasimir Balakov before the game said that British football has a larger problem with racism – ignoring the thought that it was a problem in his country.
Southgate refused to be drawn on his counterparts words, seeming to be more concerned about the welfare of the players and the game itself.
Well I say the exact same as I said the other night at Prague, said Southgate.
Were guests in another country and I have always said weve got as many issues in own country to solve than anywhere else.
Everyone wants us to talk about football, for the players and both teams the same.
We needed to prepare our clients for exactly what occurred in Montenegro, so this has been a procedure that we had to undergo until our next out fixtures.
Outside of this, we trust the government to ensure everything is set up and everyone involved with the game from both countries is wanting to talk about the match.
Since they sat side-by-side in the Sunday press conference, kane represented the words of his manager.
The most significant thing is were fully centered on the game tomorrow night, getting the three points and placing us in a wonderful place, said Kane.
We had a meeting at the start of the week things that could occur but they might not happen. There a protocol in place that UEFA have place.
From my point of view along with also the players point of view, were here to do a job on the soccer pitch and hopefully we dont have to cross the bridge.
Well see what happens but our full focus is all on the sport .