Capello keen to stay on as boss
Bevington said. “obviously everybody is very disappointed but we don’t want to make a snap decision. It makes perfect sense for us to go back to London and take stock of the situation, reflect fully on the tournament and see what we can take from it and just speak to Fabio from there.”
Capello blamed fatigue for many of his side’s failings during the tournament, and suggested a winter break in the Barclays Premier League would help matters.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was a particular focus of attention during a string of below-par displays, but Capello maintained the problems applied on a more general level.
“Not Wayne Rooney, but important English players were really tired,” he said. “The coaches told me that the physical situation was not like the players that we know.
“The players were not as good as I know because they played not so fast, not so quick. I can see through the seven games (including warmup games against Egypt, Mexico and Japan) they were not so fast as I know.”
on the winter break issue, he added: “Germany always arrive at the second part of the season very well when you play Champions League.
“The reason is that it’s very important to recover the force, but it’s not my job to decide over the calendar.”
The Italian also rejected suggestions that some of the players he omitted from his final 23-man squad, such as Adam Johnson or Theo Walcott, would have made a difference and been fresher than those selected.
“When I chose the players I had been following the players for a very long time and I decided on the best players who finished the season,” Capello said.
“If they are fresher I don’t know. Adam Johnson played a lot of games.”
Capello was also asked if he felt he still justified his £6million annual salary.
He said: “When they decided to pick me to be manager I spoke with the people and they decided to give me this money. But I think it is not about the money, it is the value of the man.”