Capello: Spain are 'the most spectacular team in the world'
Published 22:00 09/11/11 By John Cross
England boss Fabio Capello has hailed "spectacular" Spain as the ultimate test for his team.
Former Real Madrid boss Capello believes Spain are on a different level to the rest of Europe and singled out coach Vicente Del Bosque for special praise.
Capello also says that Manchester City's David Silva is a "sensation" in the Premier League - even though he is not an automatic choice for his country.
"The style of Spain is fantastic. Control, quality and touch. Today they have the most spectacular team in the world," said Capello.
"Del Bosque is a good coach and a very intelligent man. He has a big psychological belief and confidence because he has managed the team to sensational levels during the past two years."
Capello believes City star Silva - who is winning plaudits as the Premier League's player of the season so far - owes a debt of gratitude to Roberto Mancini for helping him to develop as a player.
"David Silva is the sensation of the Premier League. But you must give credit to Roberto Mancini," said Capello.
"It is the coach who has changed his position and now the player is much more dangerous.
"He is at his maximum level for Euro 2012. That is the same for Spain. They are a danger to any opponents."