Fabio Capello has admitted he does not know how to rebuild England’s shattered confidence following their dismal World Cup campaign.
England return to the fray on Wednesday night with a Wembley friendly against Hungary with the team still smarting from their 4-1 second round defeat by Germany in South Africa.
Capello admits that he is unsure how to help the players transfer their effervescent club form on to the international stage.
“One thing which is really important is the mind of the players,” Capello said. “The mind of the players is the engine for everything.
“In the game against Germany it would have been really important for us if the referee had given the goal we had scored, because it is possible it could have changed the World Cup.
“I don’t know what we have to do to improve the mind of the players. At this moment, I don’t know.”
Capello accepted that he had made mistakes during the World Cup, and he vowed to learn from them.
He said: “Every experience is important, for the manager and for everyone. I learned a lot. When you lose something, new experiences are very important, you have to understand what happened.
“We made mistakes and from these we must improve. Everyone made mistakes.”
“I am here because I think I can do something for the national team, my experience is good and we can improve more. I will try to do better for the Euros.”