Arshavin hails Capello's effect on Russia

Aug 17, 2012, 08:45 IST | IANS

Fabio Capello is an authoritarian who doesn't listen to anyone else's opinion, Russia midfielder Andrei Arshavin said of the national football team's new coach

Capello’s reign started Wednesday with a 1-1 home friendly draw with the Ivory Coast, with Max Gradel cancelling out Alan Dzagoev’s opener.

Fabio Capello

“With Capello I like that he doesn’t listen to anyone and relies only on his own opinion,” Arshavin said Wednesday.

The ex-England and Real Madrid coach has also changed Russia’s style. “As you see, we don’t trace out squares any more, we play a bit differently,” Arshavin added.

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