There have been much speculation surrounding Owen’s England future ahead of the World Cup finals in South Africa next summer.
Capello said: “He is not a tormentor. He is one of the players that I follow.
“I saw the last game he played, on television, and he scored three goals in the Champions League but the next game he did not play. For this reason, I ask myself why? Why (Wayne) Rooney plays always and Owen not? He is one of the important England players.”