UK time is: 20:52:11
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Capello Impressed By Downing

Stewart Downing has been given an international boost after some good comments from the England manager.

Capello, who was talking to the BBC's Gary Lineker in an interview spoke of how impressive Downing had been in recent matches and that the winger was a major plus point for him since he took charge of the England squad.

Fabio was asked which players had stood out for him and he replied "Because he plays with big confidence, Downing. I know, really, the movement, he plays like the team, good quality and with a lot of confidence".

These comments will give Downing a massive boost ahead of the World Cup qualifiers that are coming up soon.

Stewart has been criticised when playing for England but hopefully that will change now after fans hear what the England manager has said about the left-winger.

It is easy for neutrals to say that Downing played well against Trinidad & Tobago because he was playing against poor opposition but if that was the case then why did none of the other players play well against so called poor opposition? Gareth Barry being the only exception.

I'm hoping that Capello will now allow Downing to cement that left-side of midfield with his quality and grow into a regular for the national side.

It is a new era now in English football and Fabio knows that, he will select players who deserve to play and not field players that think they they are bigger than the team. Playing household names out of position is a thing of the past as well we hope.

Stuart Young






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Stuart Young Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 10 2008

Time: 9:19AM

Your Comments

Let's hope he has another strong season in a Boro shirt as well!
TheSlaven
Do you think he will still be with you at the start of next season?
dazza71
Definately
marron
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Middlesbrough Articles

Boro bid to continue rise (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Boss cautious for Wolves (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Karanka dismisses record (Monday October 20 2014)

Karanka wants better (Saturday October 18 2014)

Boro move into third (Saturday October 18 2014)

Stats: Brighton v Middlesbrough (Saturday October 18 2014)

Defender fires warning (Friday October 17 2014)

Boro travel south (Friday October 17 2014)

Karanka keen to maintain momentum (Friday October 17 2014)

Boro winger moves out (Friday October 17 2014)

Archived Middlesbrough Articles

List All Vital Boro Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. diggerman 103

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Watford 12 7 3 2 +11 24
2. Derby County 12 6 5 1 +12 23
3. Middlesbrough 12 7 2 3 +9 23
4. Norwich 12 6 3 3 +10 21
5. Forest 12 5 6 1 +9 21
6. Ipswich 12 5 5 2 +6 20
7. Wolves 12 5 5 2 +3 20

Breaking League News

Rotherham v Fulham - Team Sheets
Fulham : 21/10/2014 19:18:00
Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday Match Preview
Brentford : 21/10/2014 19:00:00
Blackpool team v Derby
Blackpool : 21/10/2014 18:49:00
LUFC Norwich City v Leeds United Teams
Leeds Utd : 21/10/2014 18:37:00
Rotherham v Fulham Preview
Fulham : 21/10/2014 17:25:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aitor Karanka is the right appointment?
Suggested By:  Vital Boro
Yes 79%
No 21%