England manager said that his team had been lucky to beat Wales 1-0 in the Euro 2012 qualifier and reiterated his belief that there is a fear factor – which he highlighted when he was appointed in 2008 – when they play at home.
“I think, probably, here, we lose the confidence,” he said. “Some players that usually can dribble, go straight at goal because. I think we hit four or five balls in front of goal but there was only ever one player in there. We had no movement.
"We qualified for the World Cup really well and never had problems at home. Today, probably, the pressure for the result told. The other team played without problems, no problem with the result. It’s different. You can do something with a free mind. You can play well without pressure, always. The pressure of having to get a result.”
The unconvincing victory — England’s first win at home for a year and Capello’s last competitive game at Wembley as manager — left the Italian admitting that the Welsh had played “with more courage and aggression” which had put pressure on his team.
There was also a huge slice of fortune with Robert Earnshaw missing a clear chance to earn a deserved draw for the Welsh.
Edited By Philip Onyia