Capello 'really happy' with qualification
Friday, 07 October, 2011
England Manager spoke moments after 2-2 draw with Montenegro.
Fabio Capello admitted he was “really happy” to see the Three Lions through to UEFA EURO 2012.
The Manager saw his side race into a 2-0 lead with goals from Ashley Young and Darren Bent before conceding a goal on the stroke of half-time. That changed a game that had been comfortable for England, and, after Wayne Rooney's 73rd-minute dismissal, Montenegro snatched a last-gasp equaliser that put themselves into the play-offs.
“We are really happy with the result because the first target was to qualify,” said Capello. “We played really well for 35 minutes, then the last ten minutes of the first-half we were too relaxed.
"After Montenegro scored their first goal they found more chances to draw the game and at the end they got the draw. The result was ok for both of us."