Fabio Capello blames fatigue for England’s draw with Switzerland in Euro Qualifier

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0 LIKES UnLike in Euro Qualifier manager, Fabio Capello has gone on to blame fatigue, as the main reason for his sides draw with Switzerland this past weekend. The game saw both sides secure a 2-2 draw, which ended up denting England’s chances of qualifying from their group, as
the group leaders.
After going down to two goals in the first half, England went on to produce a spirited comeback. The team got their first goal on the board via went on to score a brilliant
goal, after coming on a substitute late in the game.
Following the conclusion of the game, Capello went on to attribute the draw to energy and fatigue and is reported to have said: "Some players arrived at the last 10 minutes without energy. In modern football if you can't press it is difficult.
"For this reason I was happy for the reaction and for the chances that we created but the last 10 minutes I was worried. I saw the Swiss team doing really, really well.
The manager then went on to admit that he was thoroughly impressed by the Swiss players, as he went on to add: "I respect all the players. I am focused every time on the game. I know some Swiss players are playing in really important teams.”
"The quality of these players is good. They played today with more energy than us."
Apart from the fatigue, there were a number of concerns, which the manager needs to sort out, in order to see his team go on and win the remainder of their Euro Qualifier games. First of all, the fact that Switzerland scored both their goals via free kicks,
just goes to show that, despite being one of the best in the business, still has a lot of work to do. Should the keeper constantly get beaten by free kicks, it is going to cause a major problem for the English and might even result in Capello wanting
to try out a different keeper altogether.
On the other hand, really needs to step up his game on the international stage. The striker had ample opportunities to put the game to bed for the English, but, time and time again, he failed to do so.
All in all, this performance from England against the Swiss, has helped highlight a lot of positives and negatives, which would help Capello better the team for future matches.



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