Former Stamford Bridge boss criticises the Wembley chief’s formation.
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Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has questioned Fabio Capello’s formation and claimed it is too predictable.
Capello has come under a barrage of criticism following dismal performances in the World Cup
The ex-Chelsea coach, who was in charge of the Three Lions between 1996 and 1999, says the Italian needs to alter his 4-4-2 tactics to free up his flair players.
He believes a three-man midfield will loosen the shackles on Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard and England will never win a trophy as long as Capello persists with his formation.
“It’s a problem to us at the moment,” he told ESPN.
“I think Lampard and Gerrard are made for a three in midfield.
“Those two, with a sitting player behind, are tailor-made to get in the box and do what they’re good at.
“I don’t see us winning if we stick to a rigid 4-4-2.”
“Too many times in the World Cup you could see the shape when we were in possession and we were too easy to close down and that was our problem.
“I don’t see flexibility with England at the moment. I think we’re very rigid with the way we’re playing.”