VIDEO: Capello ready for Swiss test
Monday, 06 September, 2010
Manager wants Rooney to replicate form shown on Friday.
Watch the press conference with Fabio Capello here.
Fabio Capello has confirmed that Wayne Rooney will start for England against Switzerland in Basle.
Rooney was in superb form at Wembley on Friday and had a hand in all of England's goals in their 4-0 victory over Bulgaria. And Capello wants a repeat performance from Rooney on Tuesday, in what the Manager expects to be one of England's sternest tests in Group G.
"Rooney will play," said Capello. "I have spoken with him. He was really, really good against Bulgaria and he will be in a good situation tomorrow. The performance from him that I will see tomorrow will be the same that I saw at Wembley.
"During training, he was really good and I spoke with him and he's happy to play. The players know what they have to do.
"I also think, for us, what's really important is the performance on the pitch. I am a Manager, they are players and you have to play to win. We are focused on the game.
"Every victory is really important and in Switzerland it's important because I think they are one of the strongest teams in the group. But all the games you play, you have to win because this group is very balanced."