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.
It is not pleasant at all that I had to approach the court but there was no option left for me. I am glad that I have been proved right and it has lifted my morale ahead for the Asian Games.
Manoj Kumar, Indian boxer