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Transformation delights Fabio

20 Nov 2008 - 08:14:23

Fabio Capello is pleased to see his England team playing with such confidence after watching them produce an impressive display to beat Germany 2-1 in a friendly international in Berlin on Wednesday.

Only 12 months ago Steve McClaren's reign as England chief ended with a dismal defeat to Croatia at Wembley in a Euro 2008 qualifier, but Capello has transformed the team's fortunes and they played with panache to dominate a disappointing Germany side.

Capello is delighted with the transformation, saying after the victory: "When I started this job I said we had to recover the confidence.

"The players who have been with us understand this. We can see it during the game and in training. We are very pleased.

"I think it is impossible to be better than this. We have played nine games and after every one I said the players had taken another step forward. Today is another one.

"The players played very well. They played like a team. That was very important.

"It was a very good result for us. I said on Wednesday I had confidence in the team because I felt the players knew what I wanted during the game and knew what they had to do.

"We played very well, all the players did. They played with confidence and technical ability and I am very happy about that."

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