Capello wants wins on home soil

England head coach Fabio Capello wants Wembley to become a fortress again having not won at the stadium for over a year.

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Since beating Bulgaria 4-0 on home soil last September, the Three Lions have been held by Montenegro, Ghana and Switzerland while also losing to France 2-1.

England's away form has been impressive having toppled the likes of Denmark, Wales and Bulgaria this year and the Italian wants to get back to winning ways on home soil.

Wales are the visitors to Wembley on Tuesday evening in a Euro 2012 qualifier and Capello believes the key to success at home is winning the ball back quickly.

"We got the record at home at the start and we won 11 games in a row," explained Capello.

"But in the last games the performances were not really good. We drew three games and lost one. I hope, after this moment, we return to winning at home again.

"I think we need to improve. First of all we need to improve when we have to win the ball back. When we have the ball we are dangerous because we create a lot of chances.

"But sometimes you need to be stronger and win back the ball more quickly. This is the future of football."

When Capello took the job he admitted his biggest task was making his players perform well in front of a demanding home crowd and those inhibitions appear to have resurfaced over the past year.

"It's not fear," he continued. "It's that when we play away, we've got players with a lot of quality, really fast.

"When they find they have space to play in they are really, really dangerous. This is the big difference.

"When you play at home, the other teams defend well, they wait, drop back and defend the space.

"If you can score the first goal early, that would change the game, because if your opponents need to score a goal to recover a result from a goal down, it is different.

"Sometimes you need players who can beat their man one to one, really good, dribbling."



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