“In my opinion, there has never been a better foreign player in the Bundesliga, than Raul.”
“Raul is one of the few who has the complete game constantly in view. Thus he does not need the absolute speed, because mentally, he is often one step ahead of his opponents. Even compared to Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, he is a step above those players.”
“When I came here, after I played for Real that long, won a lot of titles and also been able to play together with such great players, I had the urge, to feel as a football player again and to enjoy the game once again.
The last years at Madrid haven’t been easy and frankly, here I managed to enjoy football again. In this healthy atmosphere, I’ve been busy with training and playing. This experience is quite positive and important to me.”—Raul to SKY about his time at Schalke (via fuckyeahschalke)