LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham has hailed the professionalism of England boss Fabio Capello.

He told Marca: "He is passionate about football. He has a total dedication to this sport.

"I think he is one of the coaches who spends most time watching football, talking about football, analysing football - and this shows the passion that he feels for his work.

"He always wants the best for his team and for his players. Now that he is England coach I am sure that things are going to go well.

"He is an ambitious coach who only wants to win - and he is someone with a lot of success behind him."