England Under-21s Head Coach is expecting a tough game in Tampere on Monday
Finland v England
UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2013-15
Qualifying Group One
5pm, Monday 9 September 2013
Gareth Southgate expects Monday's game in Finland to the one of the hardest in the group as England Under-21s look for their second win in Euro 2013 Qualifying.
The Young Lions began their campaign with a 1-0 victory over Moldova on Thursday
, though their dominance at Reading suggested the scoreline should have been more convincing.
Now with their second test against the group leaders in Southgate's thoughts, the Head Coach has highlighted some of Finland's strengths.
"We’ve seen their matches with Lithuania and Wales and they’ve got a strong attacking threat from their left winger and centre forward," Southgate told TheFA.com at the team hotel in Tampere.
"They’re a strong threat from crosses and capable of passing the ball well as a team.
"We know that it’s probably going to be one of the hardest games in the group and we’ve got to come away from home and try to do the things we did at home on Thursday night."
He added: "We need to be positive in how we play, try to keep possession and create chances again.
"Experience tells us that Finnish teams are always well organised, always very disciplined and, again, watching the videos we’ve seen that’s apparent.
"It’s a good test for us and a good challenge.”