Capello welcomes Spain test
Fabio Capello believes the friendly with Spain will be a perfect tune-up for the 2010 World Cup.
Last Updated: 09/02/09 1:03pm
Fabio Capello believes that Wednesday's friendly with Spain will be a perfect World Cup tune-up for his England team.
Capello led England to a 2-1 victory over Euro 2008 finalists Germany in November, but the Italian is now hoping to test his side against a style resembling what they could face in South Africa next year.
"Results are always important but you also need to understand where we are now, for the next game and for the future," Capello said.
"In November we beat Germany. But their style is completely different to Spain. I want to see what will happen against a team who play in another style, similar to the South American way.
"At this moment, Spain are possibly the best team. They were one team who played very well at the European Championships and technically all the players are at a very high level."
England have arrived at their training base in Watford ahead of the trip to Seville, with Carlton Cole included in the senior squad for the first time.
The 25-year-old striker has impressed Capello with his recent performances for West Ham.
"He is young and interesting," he added.
"I have been following him and he has just got better and better every game. His movement and his strength impress me. He is in good form."