Italian hoping for better in final fixture against Slovenia.England manager Fabio Capello admitted that the pressure is getting to his players following the Three Lions’ disappointing draw with Algeria in Cape Town.
The result means that England have now drawn their opening two games of the World Cup, and speaking to ITV, after the game, the Italian revealed where he felt it had gone wrong for his side.
“We missed a lot of balls, easy passes, a lot of counter of the ball,” he explained.
“We have to play another game and we hope we will be happier."
Capello added: "I don’t know if it's pressure, or not a good moment, but I think it was not a good game because we lost too many balls, we lost too many passes. I think it was not the same team that I know.”
When asked what had happened to the team that had qualified for the tournament so comfortably, Capello replied: “Probably the pressure, probably.”
The England manager also refused to criticize any of his players in particular, but admitted the whole team had lacked spirit.
“I don’t like to speak about players. When we don’t play well it is not only one player, two players can make the difference,” he added.
“I think the team this evening did not play with the spirit that I like.”
Capello also revealed that he may change his team for the final group game against Slovenia, and insisted that his players would be ready for the upcoming fixture.
“I can change, I will try to do something different,” he said.
“I will speak with the players and it will be the last chance that we have to move forward, but the players know what we have to do.”
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