Capello offers positive words

Many have feared that the English national team will suffer as foreigners continue to dominate the league.

However Capello rejects the idea that there is a crises.

“If these players are good enough they will play anywhere,” he explained.

“In the same period at AC Milan, five or six players came through the academy; Baresi, Maldini, Costacurta and so on. Why? Because they are very good.

“The manager is ready to put players like that into the first team even if they are young.

“Ashley Young and James Milner have come through, Gabriel Agbonlahor as well, plus David Wheater. That is four players from the Under-21s,” he said.

“It is good for the future because they are at important teams. Don’t forget Wayne Rooney is still young and there is Theo Walcott as well.

“It is the level of the players that is important rather than the number of them.”