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Capello calls for concentration

06 Sep 2009 - 10:49:04

England head coach Fabio Capello felt that he had learnt some valuable lessons from his side's 2-1 friendly win over Slovenia at Wembley.

Goals from Frank Lampard and Jermain Defoe gave the home side victory, although Zlatan Ljubijankic set up a tense finale when he pulled a goal back six minutes from time.

Capello said after the game: "I'm happy because I learned a lot of things.

"Friendly games are always important to study the players. I wanted to see a lot of players because playing at Wembley is not the same as playing for their club.

"Emile Heskey played a good game, then we changed it at half-time to see the different style of play, with two little players up front. They played well.

"I wanted to know a lot of things. This isn't a friendly game, it's really important.

"I was not happy to concede a late goal because the concentration was not good in the last four or five minutes.

"We played too slow, we played long balls and didn't play the style I like.

"I want the players to focus and concentrate on every minute of the game."

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