London, Sep.6 (ANI): Coach Fabio Capello has warned his England players that they need to be at their best against Croatia on Wednesday night - and also for the rest of the season.
The Daily Express quoted Capello as saying: "We have improved a lot since Croatia won at Wembley to prevent England going to the European Championships. Our confidence is higher. But I have also seen Croatia since we won 4-1 in Zagreb a year ago and they are in good form again."
"It is important for the players to play well this season, but the most important thing is the spirit within the group. Marcello Lippi, after winning the World Cup for Italy, said he didn't have all the best players in Italy in his squad, but chose who was right for the group as a whole. That is very important. It's not always the best players who play in the World Cup. And it's also about form at the time," he added.
Capello said: "My philosophy is that I have to choose the best players, then create a spirit of the team. And it's impossible to name a World Cup squad now - there are a lot of things to take into account. The first thing is that we have to get there!" (ANI)