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Serbia: England coach hails 'special' reception in Pristina

0 18.11.2019 Инфо

W/S England and Kosovo flags, Pristina
W/S Banner reading "Welcome and respect"
C/U England flags
W/S England fans
M/S England fans
M/S England fans
M/S England fans dancing
M/S England fans singing
M/S England fans singing
M/S Banner reading "Welcome and respect"
SOT, England fan: "Yes, first time in Kosovo, brilliant country. Everyone is being really welcoming. It's weird England fans coming to somewhere [and being] welcomed, but, yeah, great country so far. We love it here."
M/S Kosovo and England flags
SOT, Kosovo fan (Albanian): "You are seeing the decorations in the city but the decorations are only the material part. But actually what we feel in our hearts is appreciation and we are thankful. England is the cradle of football, we will not do politics, but again, as the cradle of football we respect all the players and the English team."
W/S England national team press conference
M/S England national team press conference
M/S Reporters during presser
SOT, Gareth Southgate, England national football team manager: "We were told that we could get a reception like this, but actually to experience it was very special. So I think tonight was more than just a football match for Kosovo, and we are very proud to have played a part in that. And I liked the team, I think you have a really good chance through the playoffs to get to the European championships. So I'm sure, in particular the game in Prague earlier in the week, will be one you've learned a lot from, because that was a high pressure game, and that's what you're going into in March."
M/S Cameras
W/S Presser
M/S Presser
M/S Reporters
W/S Kosovo national team presser
M/S Kosovo presser
SOT, Bernard Challandes, Kosovo national football team manager: "It's not good if we say as coach 'ok, no problem if we lose, we have a bonus with the nation's league'. No, it was one qualification and we have done this qualification and now it's the next target. I will say at the end, we have begun this qualification round with one target, with one goal: to learn, to progress, to play against very good opponents."
W/S Presser
W/S Fadil Vokrri Stadium
SCRIPT
England national football team's coach Gareth Southgate praised the "special" reception his team received in Pristina on Sunday, after their win against Kosovo in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match.
"We were told that we could get a reception like this, but actually to experience it was very special. So I think tonight was more than just a football match for Kosovo, and we are very proud to have played a part in that," said Southgate in the post-game presser.
Footage shows the town being decorated with England and Kosovo flags, and banners reading "Welcome and respect."
"Everyone is being really welcoming. It's weird England fans coming to somewhere [and being] welcomed, but, yeah, great country so far. We love it here," said an England supporter.
The Three Lions won 4-0 against Kosovo at the Fadil Vokrri Stadium on Sunday.