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England issues for Capello

21 Aug 2008 - 08:15:41

Fabio Capello admitted England's performance in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Czech Republic has left him with problems to solve.

Joe Cole secured England a last-gasp stalemate with a scrambled equaliser after Wes Brown had scored his first international goal on the stroke of half-time.

Milan Baros and Marek Jankulovski were on the mark for the visitors at Wembley.

But after England lost their way in a disappointing second-half display, Capello admitted he has been left with issues to resolve ahead of next month's World Cup qualifiers.

He said: "I'm happy with the draw because the reaction of the team to the last minute was important and good

"I think also in the first half we played good football with style. We created a lot of chances to score goals and the team played together better with different style.

"Only one thing I didn't like in the first half - sometimes when the Czechs countered we suffered. This is a problem and we have to do something about.

"In the second half we lost the style and position and the Czechs are a very good team.

"I asked to play against them for this reason. They are not easy to beat.

"When a team plays the counter-attack it is not easy to score a goal.

"I think this night we took another step. I'm happy I saw things I have doubts about.

"I think we are ready for the next game."


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