England ready to deal with fiery atmosphere in Montenegro

• Gareth Southgate asks for player discipline under pressure
• ‘It will be intense and passionate; this is part of their education’

Gareth Southgate has warned his England players of the hostile environment awaiting them in Montenegro as they seek to extend a pristine start to their Euro 2020 qualification campaign.

England’s two previous visits to the 15,000 capacity Podgorica City Stadium have been marked by ugly incidents on and off the pitch. Wayne Rooney was sent off for retaliation against Miodrag Dzudovic in 2011 and Southgate was present six years ago when the goalkeeper Joe Hart was pelted with cigarette lighters, pens and bottles. Ashley Cole was spat at while taking a throw-in during that 1-1 draw, smoke bombs and flares were set off in the stands and home fans fought among themselves.

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