Capello calls for concentration

06 September 2009 10:49
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."

Source: ESA