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Capello : Walcott Was Never The Same Player We Knew

England coach Fabio Capello has explained why he dropped Arsenal winger Theo Walcott from his World Cup squad.

Capello revealed that he had to think long and hard before deciding to leave out Walcott, but believes the Gunners ace is yet to shake off the full effects of a succession of injuries.

Capello told reporters that : “It was a really hard decision for me,”.

“I know Theo Walcott was really important in the games we played in qualification. But after his operation on his shoulder he did not play a lot of games. He was not the same player we knew before the injury.

“I hope that he will be fit and over injury and he will be back in the team for the other qualifiers (Euro 2012). It was hard for me, but we had to choose the best players for the squad.”

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