Jermain Defoe came to England's rescue by scoring both goals after Rio Ferdinand and Gareth Barry gifted goals to Netherlands. His effort was much appreciated by the manager.
"He is one of the best English forwards," said Capello.
"He is very fast, he is always in front of the goal and technically he is very good."
Defoe's game is routinely praised by both club as well as country managers, yet he has trouble breaking into the starting squads on club level as well as nationally. He was overlooked by Sven Goran Ericksson for the 2006 World Cup, used as bait by Martin Jol to get Darren Bent when at Spurs, transferred back after spending one season at Pompey. He is a player adept at making an instant impact, so he should be a strong consideration for the 2010 World Cup.