A good start required
Tuesday, 09 June, 2009
England Manager, Fabio Capello, seeks early goal against Andorra.
England Manager, Fabio Capello, has highlighted the importance of an early goal against Andorra at Wembley on Wednesday night.
And the Italian says his side must attack a team that was stubborn in defence when England beat them 2-0 in Barcelona back in September.
"If we score quickly that will make it easier for us," said Capello, who has guided The Three Lions to a perfect record of six wins from their opening six games in World Cup qualification.
"I remember the game we played in Barcelona - the first-half was hard, and we have to win this game. We have to attack, and we have to play in the opponents' area of the field."
And Capello has hinted that either David Beckham or Shaun Wright-Phillips will be asked to step in for Gareth Barry, with the Manchester City midfielder suspended after being booked in Saturday's 4-0 win in Kazakhstan.
"It's possible that we will play David or Wright-Phillips," Capello explained. "They are our two midfielders. Or you can put Steven Gerrard in midfield, but I prefer Steven nearer the box because he can shoot from long distance."
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