Capello keen to stay on as boss

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World Cup -

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.”

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