Fabio Capello Eyes World Cup Final With England

Fabio Capello

World Cup final is the aim for England.

England boss Fabio Capello believes that the Three Lions should be targeting a place in the final of the World Cup in South Africa next year.

The Italian watched his side demolish Croatia 5-1 last week to qualify for next summer’s showpiece event in somewhat spectacular style.

With eight wins from eight, England have a 100% record in qualifying thus far and with 31 goals scored, Capello’s charges are the top goalscorers in the European section of qualification.

While the former Real Madrid coach will be insistent that the nation do not get too carried away, he has claimed that a place in the final in Johannesburg in July next year is an achievable objective.

“Playing in the final would be success,” Capello told Press Association Sport.

“For now, playing in it will do, rather than winning it. But if people are asking me what my aspiration is, then it is to reach the final.

“I know the expectations will rise. Other people will help that, as well as our results.

“But that is the past now. It is nothing. For me and the players it is gone.”

England will certainly head to South Africa as one of the tournament favourites but Capello has suggested that having his key players fit may prove the decisive factor between success and failure.

“The players and I will stay with our feet on the floor, always,” the one-time AC Milan manager said.

“There is a long way to go before we arrive at the finals and we must go step by step.

“Those eight games mean absolutely nothing now.

“I know all about England’s history. But the most important thing when you go to the World Cup is the physical condition of the players. The best players have to be fit.”


~ by footballdirecta on September 13, 2009.

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