Capello to stick with blunder keeper Green - if his head is right
Published 23:00 16/06/10 By John Cross in Rustenburg
Fabio Capello last night revealed he is ready to stick with blunder keeper Rob Green.
England boss Capello says Green will keep his place against Algeria on Friday if he can prove that he was not affected mentally by his howler against the USA.
Capello, who says fit-again Gareth Barry will definitely start, has also hinted that he partly blames the Jabulani ball for Green's mistake after branding it the worst in World Cup history.
Capello said: "He (Green) made a mistake, a big mistake, but in the second half he played well because he made a good save. But I have to decide.
"It's a problem of the mind, you remember always the mistake. You have to choose the best keeper mentally at this moment.
"I think it's the worst ball we have played with at a World Cup. It's impossible to control the ball for the keeper.
"For the goalkeepers it is terrible because it is always moving. For this reason every training session ends with shooting practice at the keepers, to prepare the players for the movement of the ball."
Capello says he has already decided nine members of his starting line-up against Algeria with the keeper under consideration between Green and Joe Hart while the Italian says he is undecided as to who will partner Wayne Rooney.
Jamie Carragher will keep his place alongside John Terry while Capello says he must decide between Emile Heskey and Jermain Defoe but the Aston Villa striker's power and presence is almost certain to get him the nod.
Capello added: "I know my team. We will play Barry, he is back, he is OK. I have to decide about two positions. The goalkeeper is one and another position, the next forward. Heskey or Defoe."