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Capello: England's problems all mental

Fabio Capello continued his push for the England job with a critical analysis of Steve McClaren's tactics in his column for Marca.

Former Real Madrid and AC Milan boss Capello wrote: "We coaches cannot understand how England, with the players they have, could fail to qualify for the European Championships.

"How could players of such a high level perform so differently with their national team to the way they perform with their clubs? It is clear that they suffer a mental block. How else can you explain England getting knocked out?

"Wearing the England shirt clearly weighs heavily on their shoulders, even though they are champions [with their clubs]. In situations like this, the coach has a fundamental role to play, one that is more psychological than technical or tactical."

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