Fabio focused on Wednesday
Tuesday, 08 September, 2009
Fabio Capello says that he is thinking only about Wednesday night, not the past.
When asked whether he had watched the video of England's defeat to Croatia two years ago, Capello's response was clear.
He said: "No, absolutely not. Why would I speak about the past, it is history.
"I studied the game we played against Slovenia at Wembley and I studied the game Croatia played Belarus. Croatia played well against Belarus, they are very fast, good technically and they are a compact team. It will be tough game.
"We have three finals to play, Croatia will be the first and then we play Ukraine and Belarus. We have to win one of these three finals or we have to draw some of the games
"We are playing well at Wembley - we've won all the games we've played here and we play with confidence. I think we will play very well.
"In this group there are very important players, some are the best in the world. I have confidence in all my players and I think we can get the important results."
Capello also admitted to having a selection dilemma ahead of Wednesday night's crucial World Cup qualifier against Croatia.
The Italian is weighing up whether to keep faith with Emile Heskey or give Tottenham's in-form striker Jermain Defoe to continue his goalscoring exploits by partnering Wayne Rooney in attack.
He said: "All the players are fit; I now have to choose 18 and I will do thaton Wednesday morning. In my mind I have already decided whether Defoe or Heskey will start the game. They have very different styles but they are both really important players for me."
With Arsenal's Theo Walcott missing through injury, Capello must also decide who will start the game on the right of midfield.
The manager said: "Aaron Lennon is a good, young player but I have to choose between three players as to who will start the game [in that position]."