Real Madrid: Raul praises FC Barcelona superstar

MADRID, SPAIN: Real Madrid's Raul Gonzalez (R) celebrates after scoring his first goal during their Spanish King's Cup cuarter final first leg match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. 21 January, 2004. AFP PHOTO Javier SORIANO. (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN: Real Madrid's Raul Gonzalez (R) celebrates after scoring his first goal during their Spanish King's Cup cuarter final first leg match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. 21 January, 2004. AFP PHOTO Javier SORIANO. (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images) /
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There are very few players in history who know more about putting the ball into the back of the net than Raul. The Real Madrid legend enjoyed a glittering career on the pitch at the Santiago Bernabeu and has since then transitioned into a coach for the club’s Castilla side.

The expectation is that soon he will make the move up to managing in the senior game although whether it will be at Real Madrid, like Zinedine Zidane, or somewhere else, remains to be seen.

Raul certainly has his fair share of experience when it comes to the El Clasico, and as we head towards the first one of the season, the Spaniard certainly had his thoughts to share about the game. And one player that he was full of praise for is Barcelona’s newest superstar, Robert Lewandowski, who has taken La Liga by storm since arriving in the summer from Bayern Munich.

As reported by Telediario, Raul said:

"“Lewandowski is a great signing for LaLiga, he is showing his quality. But I hope that the battle of scorers on Sunday will be won by Benzema.”"

Real Madrid legend seems to have been impressed by the Barcelona superstar

It goes without saying that Lewandowski has done a great job since moving to Barcelona in the summer.

There were some question marks over whether Barcelona should have made such a big move for a player who is 34 years of age but it is safe to say that he is proving all the doubters wrong with his performances on the pitch and has almost single handedly brought the Catalan club to the top of the table.

According to stats from Transfermarkt, Lewandowski has scored 12 goals in 11 appearances for Barcelona till now.

Thus, Real Madrid will need to be wary of the Polish striker when they take to the pitch in the first El Clasico of the season this weekend, set to be played at the Santiago Bernabeu and hopefully they will be able to keep him quiet. Otherwise, they might be in for a long night.

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