He said: "I am happy seeing how the Madrid of Schuster plays. I see the players with an attitude different from what was happening years back.

"I like how Robinho, Raul, Casillas, Ramos are performing. We are going to follow this line and so the successes are surely going to arrive."

Asked if he is concerned about Barcelona, Calderon laughed: "I'm calm, I am sure that after the 22nd of December, when we play against them at the Nou Camp, we are going to celebrate Christmas being ahead of Barca by ten or twelve points..."

Calderon also insisted the critics of Schuster did not bother him.

"There's a lot of jealousy. Our current style has seen Raul reborn and it pleases all the Bernabeu crowd and all of you. What happens is that there's a lot of envy in this country and the current situation of Real Madrid is creating that feeling in our rivals."