Fabio Capello doesn’t have much of an experience watching football matches from the stands but now that he is the national coach of the England football team, he may well get used to it. If his first experience of watching from the stands in England is anything to go by, then the 61 year old Italian hardliner is clearly enjoying every moment of it. Fabio Capello was at Villa Park on Saturday for the FA Cup third round tie between Aston Villa and Manchester United which the latter won. He watched the entire match and later on, told Sky Sports that he is pleased with what he saw. Capello had to say this about the England players playing in the match:
It was good to be at a game where a lot of the players were English players. And, of course, to see a player like Wayne Rooney come on as a substitute in such good form and have a major impact on the game was good for me on my first day.
What about the fans? How does he think they received him?
It was very good to start work today. I am delighted with the reception I got from everyone I met at the stadium. The fans were fantastic to me and Aston Villa Football Club could not have been more helpful. I am now looking forward to seeing a lot of games very quickly over the next few weeks
Yes, Capello has got to get used to traveling a lot in England and watch even boring games to get a glimpse of players whom he would like to encapsulate in the England team. For every Rooney match-winning performance there will be whichever Spurs player is making a fool out of himself. It’s not an easy job, you see…