Chelsea star Frank Lampard believes coach Fabio Capello is England’s missing link to World Cup glory.
Lampard says boss Capello has given them the belief they can end England’s 44-year wait to be champions again.
“We’ve come a very long way in the two years under Fabio Capello. Our confidence was rock bottom after not qualifying for Euro 2008. We were on the floor almost and we picked ourselves up - credit to the manager and players. We turned it around and qualified in style. And now it’s time to get the extra 10 per cent and go to the World Cup and have a right go at it,” The Sun quoted Lampard, as saying.
“Looking back, I think this was always a team with very good individuals but maybe they didn’t play collectively as well. The manager brought discipline and organization to our way of playing on and off the pitch,” he added.
“It’s the biggest tournament out there for your country, and we’ve given ourselves a great chance,” he said.