VIDEO: Capello's apology to fans
Saturday, 07 August, 2010
In an exclusive interview with FATV, Fabio Capello says sorry to supporters.
To watch the full interview click here
Having named his squad for England's first match since the World Cup, Fabio Capello has apologised to supporters for the performances in South Africa.
England were knocked out in the second round by Germany, and Capello admitted that his side never reached the level required to compete at the highest level, and for those fans who have followed England around the world he is sorry.
Speaking exclusively to FATV, Fabio Capello said: “Sorry to the fans. Because our performance in South Africa was not good, I know they spent a lot of time and a lot of money, so sorry.
“We did not play at the same level that we played in qualification. We were not the same team during some games, we played some times for five or ten minutes well, but never for the whole game. This is really important because if you want to win you have to play well for a long time, not only for five or ten minutes. We did not play so well.
“The problem I think was the physical situation of the players.
“I still have confidence in my players, in my England team. I think we are really good, now we have to change something and choose some different players. New players and some young players and we will have to monitor these players.
“I enjoy the job. I am really disappointed for the result [of the World Cup] but I am looking forward.”
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