Capello Laughs Off New Era Claims

Fabio Capello is happy with another victory, but most importantly stressed his delight that he saw a team play in front of him...
Fabio Capello has maintained his 100 per cent start to his competitive tenure as England manager with wins over Andorra, Croatia, Kazakhstan, and now Belarus.

Fabio Capello told Setanta Sports after the 3-1 victory in Minsk: "I am very happy because before the game I said it was important they started very well but they then played better in second half... they scored thee good goals and hit the post! We play like a team, and a group, this is very important."

Regarding Steven Gerrard's performance, Capello said: "He play well, as did Rooney, Lampard, they are all good players. Heskey is also very important. If you want to win you have to play as a team and not several players. Tonight I saw one team."

"At half time I changed some things," Capello added. "There is no secret [to his winning ways]. You create a group, a mentality, and a confidence, because these players are good. The win is an important step, we have played three away games, this is good."

Capello then laughed off suggestions England are on the brink of a new dawn: "There is no new era! Haha... no, no. It's just a victory."

Alan Dawson