“Capello failed with the cultural aspect at England”- Ex-England international lifts the lid on managerial enigma


With Euro 2020 edging ever nearer, 101 sat down with ex-England worldwide Joleon Lescott to debate his reminiscences of Euro2012, his experiences beneath Fabio Capello and the way he feels this present crop of gamers will fare.

Lescott performed beneath each Capello and his predecessor Steve McClaren for England, making 26 appearances in all, and scoring his solely worldwide objective in opposition to France at Euro2012.

We requested him if he observed something totally different between the 2 bosses, and the way he discovered life beneath Capello:

“I wasn’t coming away considering “that’s one thing new” which I hoped for.  He’s clearly a legendary supervisor. He’d managed among the greatest gamers in my place ever so I hoped there was going to be little nuggets you may take away however that wasn’t the case.”

He continued by saying:

“I undoubtedly really feel like he failed with the cultural facet of all of it. Sure we purchased in somebody who had a successful mentality nevertheless it was totally different to what the gamers had been used to. Previous to that, it was Steve McClaren who created a membership ambiance.”

“Sure we in all probability weren’t as profitable as we’d have preferred tournament-wise, however the ambiance there was much more homely. It had a sort of unity there that you’d anticipate and hope for, in all probability much like now.

However by way of Fabio, there wasn’t something that I believed was excellent. There wasn’t something that was horrible, to be truthful, he was simply, okay, which feels bizarre sufficient to say as he was one of many legends.”

Lescott isn’t the primary ex-England worldwide to talk of their reservations round Capello- Peter Crouch questioned the former-England Boss’s resolution to ban butter and ketchup in a current episode of That Peter Crouch podcast, saying:

“I felt it was barely ridiculous, after which when the World Cup wasn’t going to plan, he tried to introduce them again in as a result of he knew we weren’t comfortable “

Clearly then, Capello didn’t get the England nationwide workforce absolutely on his facet throughout his tenure as supervisor, which can properly have performed a component of their poor performances.

Watch the total interview on the 101greatgoals official YouTube channel, accessible right here

Learn extra:

“This technology are totally different”- Lescott talks England’s assault and the Three Lions’ Euro possibilities

Fabio Capello slams Cristiano Ronaldo for function in Juventus Champions League exit


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