Capello still hopes to talk round Man City fullback Bridge

England boss Fabio Capello remains hopeful of convincing Manchester City fullback Wayne Bridge to rethink his international withdrawal.

England boss Fabio Capello remains hopeful of convincing Manchester City fullback Wayne Bridge to rethink his international withdrawal.

Capello was forced to name his squad for this week's friendly against Egypt without Bridge.

"We all look at life with a different vision," said Capello.

"It is his opinion that it is better for the squad that he is not there. I think he could stay with us without a problem. I don't think it is in the best interests of the squad at all for him not to be there.

"But it is his decision, anything else is not important."