Raul hails England boss Capello

Capello have had two stints with Real Madrid.

“He was fundamental for my career,” explained Raul. “When I met him, aged 19, I needed someone to guide me, someone who told me what to do.

“I remember him with enormous affection. He brought to Madrid a way of training and seeing football differently.”

Even though Capello was unpopular in his second stint at the club, Raul was happy with him.

He continued: “He was called to take a Madrid in difficulty back to the top and he did what was asked of him. He knows how to get the best out of his teams in difficult situations.

“It is his strength. For this reason, I say keep an eye on England in the next World Cup.”