Fabio's thoughts on Amsterdam draw
Wednesday, 12 August, 2009
The England Manager reflects on a second half comeback against Holland.
England Manager Fabio Capello was in reflective mood after seeing his team stage a second half comeback to get a 2-2 draw with Holland in Amsterdam.
The Three Lions found themselves two goals down at half time before substitute Jermain Defoe bagged a second half brace to ensure things finished level.
Despite the manner of the goals conceded in the first half, Capello revealed that he took a calm approach into the dressing room at the break and always had faith in his players getting themselves back into the game.
“I was quiet at half-time and spoke to the players quietly," he revealed.
“I told them it was possible to make mistakes and that we would play better in the second half.
“The Dutch goals were down to pre-season and the players are not at 100 per cent physically yet and that is when you make mistakes.
"We made gifts to the other team. At least a friendly game is the time to give gifts and not when it is a competitive match.”