England: Gareth Southgate says attack as exciting as any team

Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling
Harry Kane (centre) and Raheem Sterling (right) scored England's four goals against Bulgaria

England manager Gareth Southgate says his frontline is as exciting as any team in the world.

World Cup Golden Boot winner Harry Kane scored a hat-trick in Saturday's 4-0 win over Bulgaria, with Raheem Sterling netting the other and Marcus Rashford playing alongside them.

Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, 19, came off the bench at Wembley.

"We're in a healthy position," said Southgate before Tuesday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Kosovo at St Mary's.

England are top of their qualifying group for next summer's European Championship with three wins from three - but they are only one point above Kosovo going into Tuesday's match in Southampton (19:45 BST).

Captain Kane, 26, has scored 25 times in 40 caps, and twice won the Premier League Golden Boot with his goals for Tottenham.

Manchester City winger Sterling, 24, has seven goals in six games for club and country this season, while Manchester United's Rashford, 21, has already scored seven goals for England.

Since moving to Bundesliga side Dortmund in 2017, Sancho has scored 17 and set up 27 goals in 60 appearances.

"They're as exciting as anything," said Southgate.

"I remember going to Spain [in October 2018] and thinking: 'Well, a really tough game.' But, actually, you look at our front three and their front three on the night and I felt that we were strong.

"We've got Sancho and [Chelsea youngster] Callum Hudson-Odoi who are going to push - and really push."

Asked if his forwards know they can be among the best, Southgate replied: "They have great humility. I think they possibly don't, because they sometimes don't view themselves as others do.

"Whenever we're judging games, all of us look at what hasn't gone well and sometimes we can overlook the brilliant things they do that maybe other countries don't have."

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