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England boss Capello gives players 80% pass mark

England boss Fabio Capello is looking to lift the tactical nous of his players during his reign.

Asked what he was aiming to produce as the finished article, the England manager said: "Disciplined on the pitch, with good movement as a team, and at the same time capable of stressing the qualities and abilities of each individual player.

"English players are tactically fine, they know how to move tactically. But every coach has his own ideas and characteristics.

"The England players will have to do what I ask of them. Against Switzerland what I asked over three days in terms of team movement and schemes was performed at 80 per cent.

"I've found the players well disposed and eager. I am very satisfied with their attitude.

"I had seen most of them in action before, but watching them on TV doesn't allow you to appraise them off the ball.

"You can only verify their tactical level from the pitch. But in England there are club sides of very high tactical levels."

Capello will be at Wembley on Sunday for the Carling Cup final when he hopes to watch some key England players of recent years in action.

He added: "I'm hoping to see in action for the first time two England defenders and a midfielder - John Terry, Ledley King, Frank Lampard.

"The national team coach job consists of watching matches, evaluate the form of the players, and plan accordingly."

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