London, Aug 13 (ANI): England football coach Fabio Capello has blasted his rusty stars for their cock-up defending against Holland.
Rio Ferdinand and Gareth Barry conceded Holland a 2-0 lead before a second-half comeback in Amsterdam. Substitute Jermain Defoe scored twice to grab a draw and spare England the blushes.
Capello condemned the over confidence of some of his players, The Sun reported.
He said: "I think they played with too much confidence sometimes when they had the ball. Sometimes these mistakes are born of having too much confidence and the goals were silly mistakes. Two gifts."
Despite his anger at the Dutch goals, Capello insisted he did not lose his rag at half-time. He said: "I was really calm, really calm. You have to understand what you have to do.
"It's not always the same. It's very important psychologically for the players to understand, if the manager has confidence that they can recover the result," he said.
"Sometimes you're angry because some mistakes that they made were incredible. Different mistakes to these - in positions you practise a lot in the week," Capello said.
But Capello was happy with the fighting spirit that inspired England's second-half comeback.
"I think the spirit and the quality of the players in the second half, with the style we played, was very good. Always, we have to think it's possible to recover the result. Not only here. Always, the team has to try and achieve this," he said. (ANI)