EXCLUSIVE: Capello on FATV
Sunday, 06 February, 2011
Capello talks Wilshere, Rooney and Torres to FATV.
By Stuart Mawhinney
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Fabio Capello speaks exclusively to FATV on a range of subjects, read below for what he said or watch the videos now for the England Manager's look ahead to Denmark on Wednesday night in Copenhagen.
Capello on Denmark
"It will be really important the next game against Denmark, because they are a good team, I watched the last two games they played. When they play at home it's a really difficult game, they are really dangerous at set-pieces
"They play a style like Arsenal, or a Spanish style, a lot of short passes and they are really compact. It will be a really interesting game for us and some players who will play the game from the start."
"One of the players who has only played a short time with us, Wilshere, will be really important for the future.
"He is a really young player but he is really important for me, because he can play a position on the pitch where I am looking for some players to play there.
"I hope he can be like Makelele in the future, now he prefers to play forward, but I monitored him in one game where he played in this position [in front of the back four] and he played very well. I spoke with Arsene and he told me he is better when he is going forward, but he told me also he can play in this position."
"He is one of the best players in the world. He played very well [against Aston Villa] and scored two goals, but he played well before that.
"I saw him play some good games and he was important in making assists for Berbatov, but he was not lucky sometimes when he tried to score himself. His first goal against Aston Villa was really, really nice for the control of the ball and to shoot at goal, his movement was very good as well.
"I met Sir Alex on Thursday when he received an award for 2,000 games as a manager, and he told me that Rooney played well every time and was really important. He has some ankle problems but he told me he is fit, not completely, but he told me he is back."
"He is one of the most important English players. He played a lot of games with the national team, he won a lot of trophies with Manchester United. He is a really important player in the history of football.
"When a player like him decides to retire, you understand it's the moment to stop this career and start a new one as a coach, as a manager, as a commentator, I don't know which."
"I followed the events it was really interesting for me because I remember last year the window was not a lot of money spent, £20-30m, but this one there was more than £200m spent.
"It was really interesting that a lot of teams bought forwards, big changes between teams in England, Bent, Carroll, Torres and also Dzeko came in from Germany to Man City.
"It will be more interesting to see the rest of the season and who arrives at the top four positions.
"I don't like to speak about the money that teams spend, I like to speak about the technical quality of the players. In Torres the whole world knows the value of this player, he is good in every moment, his movement, his speed, he scores goals.
"For Chelsea to win the Premier League I think in this moment they need Manchester United to lose some games, not only the two games that Chelsea have to play against them. There are other teams, Arsenal have a better fixture calendar than Chelsea or Man Utd, Man City is in a good position and Tottenham is a really good team and if Gareth Bale is back quickly they will be an important team to fight to win the Premier League.
"Liverpool have bought Andy Carroll who will be a really important player for the future, because he is only 22 years old. He is a good player and he can make the difference.
"He can play without problems. When a player like him plays here at Wembley for the first time and his performance is really good, without fear, he can play with all the best teams in the world. The Liverpool fans are famous for their support when they play at home, and for them it will be important to forget Torres and look to the new players they have."