Guti and Capdevila in Saez's Spanish squad
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Striker Guti (pictured) has the happy knack of being able to finish off what has been created for him by the rest of the Real squad, whilst Capdevila has also been prolific from the back for Depor, despite the season being young.
Capi is the driving force of Betis' young side and at 25 has established himself as one of the top central midfielders in Spain.
Head coach Inaki Saez made his squad list official in Madrid on Thursday for the games against Northern Ireland on October 12 and Paraguay on the 16th.
Saez said: "The loss of (Juan Carlos) Valeron through injury, we are going to try and solve it with two men like Guti and Capi who are in great form at the moment and these games are appropriate for it."
Capi said: "Valeron is irreplaceable in the national team for in Deportivo."
Real Madrid contribute seven players to the squad, with Valencia the next highest with four.
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pedro Contreras (Malaga)
Defenders: Michel Salgado, Raul Bravo, Ivan Helguera, (Real Madrid), Juan Capdevila (Deportivo La Coruna), David Albelda, Carlos Marchena (Valencia), Carles Puyol (Barcelona), Jose Antonio Garcia Calvo (Atletico Madrid).
Midfielders: Joaquin, Capi (Real Betis), Vicente, Ruben Baraja (Valencia), Gaizka Mendieta, Xavi (Barcelona).
Forwards: Fernando Morientes, Guti, Raul (Real Madrid), Diego Tristan (Deportivo La Coruna), Raul Tamudo (Espanyol).
The squad will meet in Valencia on the eighth of October, apart from those players from Real Madrid and Betis who will play the remaining 47 minutes of their cancelled La Liga game.