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Portsmouth keeper James denies criticising Capello

Portsmouth goalkeeper David James denies a rift with England coach Fabio Capello.

James yesterday denied that his post- Algeria comments, when he disagreed with the manager about the fear factor, were designed to stir trouble.

"I am not critical of the players," said Capello. "It is simply fear. Fear that stops the legs, stops the mind, stops everything.

"I can't understand how they don't transfer their training form on to the pitch - that speed, their touch - they can't seem to change speed. We were really, really slow and at this World Cup if you don't run, don't press and don't fight it becomes very difficult."

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