Fabio Capello says England play better away from Wembley

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England coach Fabio Capello believes playing away from Wembley can have its advantages.

His team pick up their bid to qualify for next summer's European Championships tomorrow with a match against Bulgaria in Sofia.

England, who along with Montenegro top Group G with nine points from five games, have impressed since last year's World Cup with victories in all matches away from home, the qualifiers against Wales and Switzerland and a friendly in Denmark.

And Capello told a press conference broadcast on Sky Sports News: "Sometimes the players find it difficult to play against teams but away we can play with more space and attack that space with fast players. Sometimes we play better away from home."

Ten years ago today England won 5-1 against Germany in Munich - and the Italian is hoping his young players can be capable of producing similar eye-catching scores in the future.

Capello continued: "I remember the result and I do remember England played really well in this period.

"I've got a lot of young players and a good mix - I need to find some solutions. I hope the young players will improve and be a really important team."

On tomorrow's opponents, who are six points off the pace and look unlikely to reach next summer's Championships, Capello said: "Bulgaria are playing well at the moment. I watched the game against Montenegro (in September, which Bulgaria lost 1-0) and they played really well.

"The game we play tomorrow is a really important game."