The legendary striker made it clear that it was his own decision to leave Madrid.
Former Blancos captain dismissed that he had a bad relation with the management of the club before leaving. Raul left the Madrid in 2010 and joined Schalke to gain new experience.
Raul recently joined Al Sadd from Schalke, Talking with Official website he said.” I spent the best years of my life there and I was lucky enough to be part of a great generation of players and to win the biggest titles, My departure from Madrid was my own choice. I had one year left on my contract, but I decided to go for a new professional experience, so I joined Schalke. I have no problem with the club and our rapport is good.”
Raul was also viewed as a man to replace injured striker David Villa but he was not picked by coach in his 23 men squad.
Raul said on the Spain.” I would have liked to take part, but that is life, Now I am spending more time my family and I am happy with what my team did. Spain are considered the best team in the world after all, they won.”