Brnovic and Montenegro captain Mirko Vucinic turned the heat up on what was already a hugely important World Cup qualifier today in a fiery press conference in which the England team and management came under fire for their tactics and organisation.
Brnovic, whose team lead England by two points in Group H, has been riled by criticism from some Three Lions players about the patchy state of the pitch at the Podgorica City Stadium.
“I read in the press today statements from some English players about the way the pitch will look. As far as I know, (it is) the English (who) have always favoured long passes,” said Brnovic, who took control of the Montenegro team in 2011. “This supports the idea that they’re more scared of this game than we are.”