CAPELLO QUESTIONS ENGLAND
Former England manager Fabio Capello has questioned the chances of England winning a major tournament for the first time since 1966 due to the lack of the winter break in their domestic league. England is one of the major nations to not have a winter break in its domestic league.
This certainly has had an effect on the team according to former manager Capello, who is currently in charge of the Russian national team. Capello arrived with a big reputation of having won numerous titles with the likes of Real Madrid and AC Milan. However, he struggled with the England national team as every other manager in the past.
The nation has not had international success since the 1966 World Cup. Capello has compared the England national team to a car that needs refuelling midway through a trip. The English league is one of the gruelling competitions due to the presence of four different trophies for major teams.
Apart from the FA Cup, league, and the European competitions, teams will also have to take part in the League cup as well. Capello's last match as the England manager saw them get defeated 4-1 by Germany in the FIFA World Cup 2010.
Capello, though, has defended his record with the national team.
“I think it went very well, but it could have gone even better. The way we went out against Germany still hurts. That aside, I feel satisfied. I arrived after the team had missed out on qualifying for Euro 2008, but under me we easily made it through two qualifying campaigns. They’re the least fresh of any of the competing national sides, because their league doesn’t have a break. The football played in the first half of the English season is much better than in the second half," said Capello.