MX23RW : Wednesday, September 26 07:20:07

Fabio Capello: Everything permitted when you win

Capello: Everything permitted when you win
© PA Photos
Fabio Capello says that controversial off-field behaviour can be forgiven if a team wins.

Fabio Capello has said that controversial off-field antics can be forgiven if a team performs well on the pitch.

Speaking ahead of England's Euro 2012 qualifier with Montenegro, the Italian said that perceptions of off-field behaviour are ultimately determined by whether a team wins or not.

"When you win, everything is good," Capello said. "Even if you go for a drink or out with women, everything is good if you win.

"But when you lose, it's a disaster. The results are the most important thing. Everything is good when you win. The other things are wrong when you lose.

"I do not think it is talking about looking for excuses. But it is all about results. They determine the questions."

Referring to the recent controversial behaviour of some members of the England rugby team in New Zealand, Capello said: "If you're doing things like bungee jumping and nobody is injured, it is good.

"But also I know very well what rugby players are like. They are different."

England face Montenegro tonight (Friday), where they need one point to qualify for the next stage of the European Championship.

Share this article now:
Fabio Capello
Read Next:
Capello: Rooney unaffected by father's arrest
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool66001421218
2Manchester CityMan City65101931616
3Chelsea65101441016
4Watford6411116513
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs6402127512
6Arsenal6402129312
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd631299010
8Bournemouth63121011-110
9Leicester CityLeicester6303111019
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves62316609
11Crystal Palace621346-27
12Everton6132811-36
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton6123811-35
14Southampton612369-35
15Fulham6123813-55
16Burnley6114710-34
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham6114511-64
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle602448-42
19Cardiff CityCardiff6024314-112
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield6024314-112

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account