'Retained' Capello 'more determined' to succeed with England team

Written by: Samyuktha
Subscribe to Oneindia News

London, July 3(ANI): Following the Football Association's decision to retain Fabio Capello as the England manager, the Italian has said that he was determined to redeem the poor performance in South Africa.

Capello said that the disappointment of South Africa would act as motivation as the Three Lions' prepare for the 2012 European Championships.

"I am more determined than ever to succeed with the England team. Sir Dave Richards has called me to tell me everyone at The FA wants me to continue," The Telegraph quoted Capello, as saying.

"I explained it is very important we use the disappointment as a motivation in the future. I can assure the fans I am now fully focused on our European qualifying fixtures, starting with the friendly against Hungary in August," he added.

He further said that he would also seek to blood new players to add "new energy" to the team that flopped in the World Cup.

"We will look to introduce new players to give the team new energy and I will use all my experience to take England forward. I am extremely proud to be the England manager, it means so much to me and I am determined to succeed," he added.

Commenting on the FA's decision to retain Capello, Acting Chairman Roger Burden said: "The FA Board supports this decision. It is the right decision and will allow us now to rebuild for the future with Fabio leading us forward."

England was knocked out of the tournament in South Africa following a 4-1 loss to Germany. (ANI)

Please Wait while comments are loading...