“Three Lions” boss Capello was forced to make a change in the purpose after the first game of the tournament against the USA when Green allowed the taming of Clint Dempsey to slip from him, as the USMNT secured a 1-1 draw.
Capello gave players a choice: Joe Hart or David James
Fabio Capello says he gave England players a choice between Joe Hart or ‘Calamity’ David James when it came to changing Rob Green in goal at the 2010 World Cup. Then the “Three Lions” boss Capello was forced to make a change in the purpose after the first game of the tournament against the USA when Green allowed the taming of Clint Dempsey to slip from him, as the USMNT secured a 1-1 draw. With ex-Manchester City goalkeeper Hart — then only 22 years old — and former Liverpool player James in reserve, Capello left his players to decide who would start the next games, and it was the man with the lousy pseudonym who got the nod.
Everyone makes mistakes!
“You can’t say anything. Everyone makes mistakes. He made it, so I changed. I invested in James Calamity,” Capello told reporters. “I had Green and Hart, just a kid and asked the players. Hart or Calamity? “Calamity.” I put in Calamity because of the players “trust. John Terry and the defenders believed in James more. Hart played only once.” England was knocked out of the competition when they lost to Germany in the second round. The Capello’s team felt terrible, as Frank Lampard’s shot hit the post and bounced over the line but was not given, and Germany continued to extend their lead to 4-1. And Capello says that he knew that such an incident would happen and pointed to this issue a few months prior.
We worked for two years vainly
“Everyone saw him. Moreover, because of the effect on the ball, when it hits the post, the floor – the field was dry – and goes up so it can only enter: it’s physics, “Capello said of Lampard’s efforts.” In February in Salt Lake -City held a conference: an hour about the ball, 45 minutes about the referees. The training was perfect, they said. This, that, another. And I said to the chief referee: “Why not put someone outside the gate, the fifth official?” No, we decided so. “After his side was eliminated, Capello made it clear that his anger. He added: “Look! I said that this will happen. We worked for two years, and we go home because of someone else’s mistake. Because you’re nobody there, he didn’t bet. Why is he sitting in the stands? Put him outside the gate. It was there! I told them that in February.”