Capello: Spain are the best team in the world

England manager Fabio Capello has admitted that his side will be in for a difficult game against Spain on Saturday, and rates his team’s opponents as the best in the world.

The Three Lions will run out at Wembley without the likes of John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard, and the Italian coach knows that it will be a tricky afternoon for his youthful side.

“We’re playing Spain without any players! We’re missing Rooney, Gerrard, Terry. We will do the best we can,” he told Marca.

“Playing Spain at Wembley is a tough test. I’m going to give a run out to new and young players to see their potential. We’re going to be under lots of pressure from our fans.

“Spain are the best team in the world. It’s an important friendly,” he stated.

Vicente Del Bosque’s men have been applauded for their style of play, which Capello feels is unique and cannot be copied.

“Everyone is talking about the Spanish style, the Barca style to be specific.

“It’s a style that only those players can do. It’s not a passing style that bores you because at any moment they can create something that kills the game for you.

“Everyone says, we’re going to try and play in this style. But you have to play in the way of the players you have got. It is the most spectacular team in world football.

“They are all great quality. For example, you have Cesc Fabregas, who can move like fish in water between the lines. He’s a player who is scoring goals in all matches. Then Andres Iniesta and Xavi.

“Also David Villa, who scores goals but also runs, presses, helps at the back. He has improved a lot since joining Barcelona,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight