Writer: Mike Field
Date:Sunday January 6 2008
Speaking on the official site, Carew has commented that Fabio Capello is a man with a 'special aura', and he would know after playing under the new England manager during his time at Roma.
'Capello made an impression straight away. He had a special aura.
'When England decided they were not going to look for a British manager, I was not surprised they asked Capello.
'He has done great things. The England players will find that Capello can turn you into a special player and make a very good team - it is something that is born with the man, it is like gold.
'Wherever Capello goes, he succeeds.'
Nigel Reo-Coker on the other hand doesn't have so much praise for the man, what he does have however is a favour to ask, he wants to convince Capello to give him a chance in an England shirt.
Speaking also on the official site, NRC said simply:
'Just give me a chance.'
Fair enough that wasn't all he said, would've made a very small article if he had wouldn't it.
'England now have a new manager and it is down to how he wants to run the team.
'The situation with England has always been the same old faces regardless of how they have been performing for their clubs.
'I understand Capello watched our FA Cup tie against Man U but it will be difficult to judge any one player on just one game.'
Reo-Coker goes further and also makes comments about the reactionary media who can't seem to make their minds up as to whether England has the best talent in the world, or then has no talent whatsoever.
'Personally, I really do believe that England has an abundance of talent. I really hate it when England lose a game and football critics start writing that the talent is not good enough.
'I don't believe that view as Gareth Barry is a classic example with his England performances.
'Not so long ago he was dropped from the England squad and was out of contention. He might well not have had another chance this season if Lampard had not been injured.
'But he has taken his chance and earned himself a lot of praise for his performances.
'This is a good example of how people might not know just how good a player can perform for England if he is not given the opportunity.
'The hardest part is getting that opportunity and given enough chances to establish yourself.
'But football is topsy-turvy and things change so quickly. I have set my sights on trying to force myself into winning England recognition.'
I think personally that's a dream that could come true for NRC BUT not yet I don't think. He needs to keep improving as a player and becoming more influencial during matches first before he can really stake a claim for the England side.
He certainly wouldn't do him any harm however if he was brought into the squad and has a little taste. The same is true for our other young players though.
It would be nice to see a strong Villa contingent in the England team again.
Date:Sunday January 6 2008
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