ENGLAND manager Fabio Capello feels England could soon compete against the likes of Burundi or even Burkino Faso following last night’s demolition of the Hungarians.
Two goals by Steven Gerrard ensured one of the footballing shocks of the year as England crushed the 62nd-best team in Hungary.
Many are even comparing it to 1972’s ‘Miracle Of Hampden Park’, when Scotland defied all the odds and silenced their critics by successfully completing a pass.
Captain Gerrard said: “I think we showed tonight that we know how to do the throw-ins and the goal kicks quite well.
“I would also point out that almost half the team realised which national anthem they were supposed to sing. I am both pleased and proud.”
Capello praised England’s performance, saying: “The younger players showed great ability in getting dressed by themselves, though Gibbs did have his boots on his ears, but that’s something we’ll be working on with his club.”
Meanwhile FA chiefs were delighted with the margin of victory, stressing it would have been even higher had Hungary not scored a goal clearly awarded by a foreign criminal.
Capello added: “I think we have finally hit upon a winning formula as long as before every match I can end the career of a senior player while the captain encourages the fans to tell the players how awful they are.”