Beardsley praises Capello’s courage

“Capello has proved he can change his tactics midway through a game and he’s been successful at it,” said Beardsley to the Daily Mail.

“You have to be flexible and players have to adapt. The good thing was that he changed it at half-time. Many managers would maybe have left it until 20 minutes to go, when it is too late.”

When it comes to whether Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard can play together, Beardsley insists Capello knows what he should do.

“He will make that decision,” said Beardsley. “He will do what’s best for the team. His courage when it comes to making the big decision is second to none. A lot of people say that Lampard and Gerrard cannot play together, but Capello will make that decision.”