London, Oct.10 : England football coach Fabio Capello has said that his team is now in a position to play without fear, and promised to build on last month's 4-1 thrashing of Croatia in Zagreb with a gung-ho approach against Kazakhstan on Saturday.
"I hope with the Croatia result we have finally knocked the monkey off our back. They need to play with confidence. The confidence I see them playing with for their clubs. But also they need to play every game as if it is their last. Victory in Croatia was important because we had lost the English spirit, our aggressiveness, the boldness and our confidence," The Sun quoted Capello, as saying.
"After failing to qualify for Euro 2008 we were full of fear, notably when we played at Wembley.
"I knew we would play better abroad - and we did," he added.e also said that he believed in his instincts, especially when it came to deciding whether to field a youngster like Theo Walcott or in choosing a more experienced player for the matches.
"This is a new adventure for me, a new challenge, and what is important now is to be focused and determined. It's a new way of working - it's harder to get your ideas, desire and tactics across because we don't spend a lot of time together. You have to be able to condense what you want to teach your team," Capello said.
Story first published: Friday, October 10, 2008, 20:18 [IST]
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