Fabio rues 'big mistakes'
Sunday, 27 June, 2010
Manager reacts to England's defeat against Germany.
England Manager Fabio Capello cannot understand why goal-line technology has not been introduced and feels it has cost his side as they suffered a 4-1 defeat against Germany and are out of the World Cup.
The Three Lions were denied a certain goal when they were trailing 2-1, after Frank Lampard’s lob over Germany keeper Manuel Neuer hit the bar and went clearly over the line, but referee Jorge Larrionda somehow failed to award the goal.
Television replays showed the ball had gone at least a foot over the line but with no goal-line technology in place, England could do nothing about it.
Capello feels the outcome of the game would have been different had England drawn level and they could still be in the tournament.
Capello said: "It was very important for us to get that second goal. I don't understand why in this time of so much technology, we are still talking about this.
“It was the most important thing of the game. The little things always decide the result.
“I think we played well at 2-1, it should be 2-2, but then I was disappointed by the mistakes and they counter-attacked well.
“Germany is a big team and they played well - we made mistakes, but the referee made a bigger one. This is football.”