Capello does not listen to anyone: Arshavin

Updated: Aug 16, 2012, 17:42 PM IST

Moscow: 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.

"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, Arshavin said.

"As you see, we don`t trace out squares any more, we play a bit differently."

Arshavin came on as a substitute for Dzagoev on 59 minutes and was jeered by the crowd for the rest of the match.