England aren't going to win the World Cup anyway, because they don't have a goalkeeper, and Ferdinand probably won't make it to South Africa. It will be a pair of cloggers like Terry and Upson in front of a 40 year old David James or Rob Green. Playing it tight won't work against the top sides, because the defence just isn't anything special. Play at a fast pace, attack from the outset, and see what happens. You've got nothing to lose.
The other thing you have to remember is that Capello keeps picking Johnson, and so presumably instructs him to attack. Fabio obviously is happy with what he sees. Johnson's defending will only improve, but Wes Brown is not going to offer anything going forward.