England boss Fabio Capello says the ‘rich’ English players must make sacrifices in their lives if they want to achieve success at the highest level.
As Capello prepares his players for the upcoming World Cup, he has spoken freely about the fact that many players in England seem to enjoy the party lifestyle too much and has sent a warning that they must take care if they want to make the most of their football careers.
“Young players, young boys, rich boys - this is the problem,” he said.
“They have to be an example to the children, for all the fans. For that reason, they have to stay careful in every moment and sacrifice something in their lives.
“You have to be careful at every moment in your life. I think it’s normal for me. This is my idea. It’s normal life for a sportsman, for the players.
“I remember in Spain sometimes, one player went to the disco to drink something, but did not have big problems between different players, different girls, different women. I think the next three months will be OK for all the players.
“I hope so and it’ll be really important that the players in this last period have to be careful in their own (private) lives at every moment.”