'It's important to win'
Friday, 09 October, 2009
Manager targeting nothing but a victory in Ukraine.
England Manager Fabio Capello says his players will not be treating Saturday's game with Ukraine any differently to their other World Cup Qualifiers, despite having already sealed their place in the Finals in South Africa next year.
Eight wins out of eight for England in their group games to date has seen them confirm their World Cup place and Capello wants to keep that form going.
Capello has promised to field his strongest team possible, and with no new injury concerns since the squad met up earlier this week, he expects a strong display from his team.
"It is a World Cup qualifying game and I have told the players we have to play just like the other games," he said.
"I will pick my strongest team and I always play to win.
"It is important to win, but I want to see the team play like they have before, with the same spirit, the same style and to play to win. But you can do that and still lose if a team is better than you."
"I have more or less decided my team and I will reveal it on Saturday."
Capello also has Rio Ferdinand back in the fold, after seeing the Manchester United man miss the first few games of this season with injury and he is hopeful that the defender can play his part.
"I am happy to see him again after his injury problems," revealed Capello.
"I have spoken to him in training and he will be fit to play."