Real Madrid chief : We are in transition

Mijatovic said: “I believe that Capello has been a good appointment. The situation in the summer was not easy. We all knew that Capello with his background could be the solution.

“He will finish the season here. He has experience and he knows how things work. Between all of us, we decided that Capello is the ideal trainer and we endorsed him.

“Real Madrid are in transition, with many in-and-outgoing transfers. We are changing a cycle. We want to carry out our ideas.

“I don’t want to make excuses, but it’s a fact that the World Cup has hurt our players. Fabio Cannavaro is in that situation. It’s the same for the World Cup players of Italy and France, as it is for the Spanish.”