“England have to thank Fabio Capello” for the success at Euro 2012
The boss of Eastlands Roberto Mancini reckons England has to thank Fabio Capello for their success at Euro 2012. The Three Lions have managed to top Group D following a 1-1 draw against France, 3-2 victory against Sweden and a 1-0 win over Ukraine.
England is scheduled to play against Italy in the quarterfinal stage of Euro 2012 on Sunday. The Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini told media in a press release that it was Roy Hodgson’s predecessor Fabio Capello who set the foundations for England’s success at Euro 2012.
The former England manager, Fabio Capello resigned from his post following a disagreement with the Football Association, who had stripped John Terry from captaincy. According to Fabio Capello, the Football Association should have contacted him first before taking action.
Fabio Capello also labelled Football Association’s action of stripping John Terry from England captaincy as indecisive, impulsive and premature. Fabio Capello, who quit in February, was replaced by Roy Hodgson after speculation about Harry Redknapp filling in the boots left by the Italian.
Roy Hodgson has delivered a fine job for England so far. Not only is England in good form but they are favorites to enter the semifinal stage of Euro 2012. Roberto Mancini reckons Fabio Capello deserves more praise than Roy Hodgson over the success England is enjoying at Euro 2012.
“England have to thank Capello,” Roberto Mancini declared. “You can see the work of a good and experienced coach like Capello is in this team.”
Roberto Mancini also had words of praise for Roy Hodgson. Roberto Mancini also believes that Roy Hodgson is implementing the typical tactics of Italy, which primarily focus towards defensive and counter attacking football.
The young Manchester City manager, Roberto Mancini labelled Roy Hodgson as an “Italian Englishman”, who had reignited team spirit in the England camp.
“England are a well organized side who know what they want. Roy Hodgson is an Italian Englishman. He’s intelligent, good and crafty – the right man to continue Capello’s work,” Roberto Mancini said.
Roy Hodgson has infused the emblematic Italian tactics in English game play. This means Italy will be facing their mirror image in the form of England on Sunday night at Kiev.
“England wait for their opponents and hit them on the counterattack,” Roberto Mancini added. “This is the kind of football Italians were masters at for a long time. Italy will have to watch them on the break.”