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Capello’s Call To Arms: Non National’s Required To Play For England, Englishmen Aren’t Good Enough

England manager Fabio Capello believes England are no longer a major force in the world game claiming “that time is past.” The 65-year-old believes he has done a good job since his time as manager despite the lack of resources at his disposal. He added that the reason behind England’s downfall is due to the lack of English players playing in the Premier League.

He said: “I think we’ve done a pretty good job. English football has only 33 per cent English players. No more. This makes everything difficult.”

To rub more salt in the wounds the Italian conceded that England do not have the capability to match Spain’s technical capacity and intricate passing.

“We have good players of our own but not good enough to try to have the style of play which Spain have,” he said.

“You cannot think of playing one touch if you do not have the quality.”

As he prepares his side for this weekend’s heavyweight clash with world giants Spain, it hardly sends out the best message that he feels his side are inferior to Spain. The Italian isn’t known for instilling belief and confidence into his players and this proves just why.

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