Capello wants more from his team despite win over Mexico
England boss Fabio Capello wants more out of his players even though they defeated fellow World Cup qualifier Mexico 3-1 on Monday night. Goals from Ledley King, Peter Crouch and Glen Johnson did the damage for the Three Lions whilst Guillermo Franco hit the target for El Tri but Capello wasn't completely convinced by the performance.
The Italian gave his players a half-time spray to try and get them up and is looking for even more improvement in the lead-up to the World Cup.
"I know Mexico are good technically, faster than us, and it was not easy getting the ball back. But I learned a lot about this game with the situation on the pitch, because I spoke to the players at half-time after that first half," he said.
"We have to press more. Not all the teams we play against will play like this - this was a different style. But you know that, for me, it's very important to press the ball and win it back quickly.
"I spoke with the players and said what they had to do. It's normal, though. After the first training session in Austria, where we worked two days really hard, we weren't that fresh. We are focused on the first World Cup game against the USA.
"But I'm not concerned by tonight. It was really important to know where we are now, physically and mentally after a long season. We have time to recover a lot of the spirit of the team, of the group, and those qualities we have.
"When we play counter-attacking, we are really dangerous. But I don't just want to play on the counter. I want more."