Moscow: Russia manager Fabio Capello said he was pleased with his team's confident start to the 2014 football World Cup qualifying campaign but warned fans against any early euphoria.
"Yes, without doubt we had a good start," sports daily Soviet Sport quoted Capello as saying on Wednesday after his side's 4-0 demolition of Israel. "But we are just at the beginning of a long long quest for a pass to Brazil."
"Six points and six goals in two matches -- it's excellent. But it's definitely not enough. Besides, I'm much more happy with no goals allowed in than with six scored. Keeping our net clean boosts self-confidence just like the victory itself."