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Fighting Fabio: Capello hits back at Redknapp as King row grows

28 Mar 2009 14:54:57

Fighting Fabio: Capello hits back at Redknapp as King row grows

Fabio Capello reignited the Ledley King row with an astonishing attack on Harry Redknapp ahead of the friendly against Slovakia at Wembley. England managers normally avoid such confrontation with club bosses for fear of future problems. But Capello has lost patience with Redknapp after his decision to name the injury-plagued King in his latest squad was branded 'pointless' and 'a waste of time' by the Tottenham manager. Controversy: Fabio Capello greets Ledley King  THE LIST: The top 10 defenders to have graced English football Terry: Beckham is right - England should not kill off Wayne's wild waysEngland captain Terry vows to focus on football after Chelsea star is left red-faced by his mum's caution for shoplifting Capello's case was not helped by the fact that King, who suffers with a chronic knee problem that prevents him from training and would probably make it impossible to cope with the physical demands of a major tournament, was sent home less than 24 hours after reporting for international duty. 'I have to say something about Mr Redknapp,' said Capello. 'He spokeabout the England team but a Spurs player who is Scottish was in theirsquad after two months injured yet he spoke about King and not AlanHutton. 'I don't know if he has a problem. We have to check all the players and in the last squad we did it to Steven Gerrard. I am right to do so because King played the last game for Tottenham. He wasn't injured and I am happy to have spoken to the player because now I know about his situation.' Capello has called for an end to the Redknapp feud. 'It is his rightto talk,' the England chief said. 'But we should stop now because wehave a game, but not against him.' England yesterday appeared to train in their starting formation, albeit without their keepers. AaronLennon was on the right of a midfield quartet that also included FrankLampard, Gareth Barry and Gerrard, while Emile Heskey partnered WayneRooney in attack. Last night there were slight injury concerns over Heskey (achilles) and Rio Ferdinand (back). Ben Foster is tipped to start.  THE LIST: The top 10 defenders to have graced English football Terry: Beckham is right - England should not kill off Wayne's wild waysEngland captain Terry vows to focus on football after Chelsea star is left red-faced by his mum's caution for shoplifting


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