Steven Gerrard believes England deserve to be booed by supporters during Wednesday’s friendly against Hungary.
England are expected to be given a hostile reception by some fans following their disappointing World Cup campaign Gerrard admitted he can empathise with the fans at Wembley.
“I’m expecting a mixed reaction,” Gerrard said. “I’m sure there’ll be boos but we have to take it on the chin. We deserve it, we let them down.
“Hopefully, with time, we can show them we are a good team and that we’re desperate to make them happy.”
Asked if he would boo the national team, he said: “I probably would.”
Capello received a lot of criticism for his leadership during the World Cup but Gerrard believes the Football Association made the right decision in not firing him.
“I’ve got big faith in this manager,” Gerrard said. “It would be very stupid and naive not to have that moving forward. He’s a fantastic manager.
“You can’t shift all the blame onto the manager in these situations. We have to share the blame and take it on the chin together.”
“All the players will listen very carefully over the next couple of days and looking forward. Obviously things didn’t work out in South Africa so we have to listen to the man who has the experience and follow his lead.”