I'll win World Cup says Capello
Capello is confident England can succeed in 2010
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Sunday, 16, Dec 2007 12:06
New England manager Fabio Capello says he is confident he can win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The Italian says he is looking forward to the challenge of managing the England side, although he concedes that there will be a lot of pressure from the fans and media for him to succeed.
Capello told the News of the World that he expects the same commitment from the players when they play for England as they show for their club sides.
"I will win the World Cup. If I didn't think that, I would not have taken the job. I would have continued playing golf," Capello told the paper.
"I will do everything I can to make the England team successful."
The 61-year-old said the England job was an appointment he had long-wished would become available and said he was eager to take on the challenge of leading the country.
He said: "For a long time now, I have wanted to do something different and I wanted this job specifically.
"It will be tough, simply because the pressure is enormous. Football in England is a religion. But it's a challenge which I am ready and eager for."
Capello said he hoped to help the England squad reach its full potential but warned the players that they must not be afraid of big games.
"I want them to have confidence on the pitch," said Capello, suggesting this would be a key area for the side to improve on.
The former AC Milan and Real Madrid coach will be formally announced as England boss at a press conference tomorrow.