After a dispiriting and borderline depressing display against Algeria, the nation waited to hear the reassuring words of their £6m p/year Italian General, Fabio Capello. What they got was this.
“We played no good game. We missed a lot of balls. I don’t know if it’s pressure or no good moment, but I think it was no good game. We lose too many balls.”
I’m glad we got that cleared up.
I’m not one of the England fans who has suddenly turned on Capello – a man with a proven track record who has led an almost identical XI to some impressive victories. I don’t doubt his tactical acumen or ability to read the game. But I don’t understand why the media or the FA or whoever makes that decision insist on interviewing him in a language in which he’s about as as articulate as, well, most of his players.
The nation needs to hear what he thinks. Anyone sitting at home can see that “we played no good game” and that this is “no good moment”. Hell, Andy Townsend can tell us that. Give Fabio a translator. Let him say what he actually means. Then we can start to decide if he’s the Don or a dunce.