Friday, 18 June, 2010
Fabio Capello outlines his basic plan for Friday.
Manager Fabio Capello has called for no mistakes when England take on Algeria in their second match at the World Cup in South Africa.
Capello’s side drew 1-1 against the United States in their opening game last weekend and know victory in Cape Town is crucial to their hopes of reaching the last 16.
England were 1-0 up against the Americans before an unfortunate error from goalkeeper Robert Green allowed Clint Dempsey to equalise, but Capello says many other players were also guilty of errors, not least in failing to convert a number of excellent chances. And he expects an improvement against Algeria.
“What do I want to see different? Look, I think against the USA we played a good game," he said, after a training session at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town.
"We created a lot of chances. I want to see no mistakes, only this. because when you create so many chances I think it’s possible this time the team will score.”
Capello refused to reveal whether he will continue to select Green in goal against the Algerians, but that will come as no surprise to followers of the Italian who never announces his team until two hours before kick-off.
He said: “I have decided, but you have to wait until tomorrow. Always the day of the game, never the day before.
“I think all the players made mistakes against the United States; the forward, the keeper, the defence. But I have to choose about the value of different players, not the mistakes.”