Thursday, 17 November 2011

Satisfying Week For Capello!

It has been one of Fabio Capello's better weeks as England manager this week with a victory over the World Champions Spain on Saturday and then against Sweden on Tuesday night.

Your Gambling Guardian predicted a number of changes in personnel for the two games which were used to experiment with a number of players and Capello will have a learnt a lot, and will have more of an idea of who will be on the plane to Poland next summer.

Not only that, but Capello will have been pleased to see his team put in solid defensive displays by keeping two clean sheets, while the performances gave England fans a little bit of pride back and optimism for what could be a bright future!

While England didn't play champagne football that we would all love to see, they never the less got the job done. In all honesty, I wouldn't put any money on them beating Spain in Euro 2012 and Sportsbook guardian tips agree. But at the end of the day, but there have been many teams in the past that have won tournaments without playing the expansive football that the Spanish team currently does.

Look at Greece in Euro 2004, Italy in 2006 or even the Capello Real Madrid teams that won La Liga titles. It is possible!

I am not getting ahead of myself or carried away on the back of two victories, England will count themselves lucky to win on Saturday and could have very easily been a 2/3-0 loss to a Spain team who were playing in third gear. They lack creativity, cant keep possession of the ball, and are very predictable, but they are setting the foundations to be hard to beat, which will put them in good stead for the Euro's!

In addition to that, we have some promising young talent coming through with the likes of Phil Jones, Rodewell, Walker and Wellbeck playing exceptionally well. While Scott Parker will be one of the first names on the team sheet. Add to this the likes of Rooney, Young, Wilshere and Gerrard who were all missing this week, and the England squad doesn't look too bad at all!