27 Mar '11, 2am

Fabio Capello encouraged England to 'copy Barcelona', which helped lead to their 2-0 win over Wales: Wilshere

Fabio Capello encouraged England to 'copy Barcelona', which helped lead to their 2-0 win over Wales: Wilshere

England's Italian Manager Fabio Capello shouts during his team's match against Wales during a Euro 2012, Group G qualifying match. -- PHOTO: AFP CARDIFF (Wales) - JACK Wilshere admits Fabio Capello laid the foundations for England's Euro 2012 qualifying win over Wales by telling his players to copy Barcelona. Capello wants England to replicate Barca's pressing game, which denies opponents time on the ball and disrupts their rhythm, and to drive home the point he showed his players video highlights of the Spanish champions' victory over Arsenal in the Champions League. Arsenal midfielder Wilshere knows all about Barcelona's qualities after playing in both legs of that recent European defeat and he was happy to try to emulate their style. Together with Scott Parker and Frank Lampard, Wilshere formed a formidable midfield trio that squeezed the life out of Wales in Saturday's...

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