Ronaldo kicks Real Madrid’s Raul into action
Raul begins Real Madrid preseason in the best shape of his career.
El Mundo Deportivo says Raul has put his omission from Spain’s Euro2008 triumph to good use by hiring a personal trainer to work with him this summer.
Raul has concerns over the potential arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United and is doing all he can to maintain his first-choice status. The appointment of Vicente del Bosque as new Spain coach is also acting as inspiration for Raul, who is determined to break back into the national team.
My ThoughtsOfcourse, who wouldn’t be concerned about his first team place if C.Ronaldo is coming to the team. Raul worked really hard last season to get his old form back, performed very well for the past two seasons both under Schuster and Capello. Still his goals and hard work was not enough for the Luis Aragones who thought that Raul is not yet ready for Spain.
Who can criticizeAragones,now that he has won Euro 2008 without Raul but I personally think that Aragones was totally wrong over this all Raul situation. How could he even dare to include Guiza ( Mallorca Striker) and Sergio Garcia ( Real Zaragoza winger) over Raul, which he did actually, in the Euro 2008 spanish national squad.
I could not believe this act from Aragones and from that point I knew that it was not just because Raul had lost his touch which he had3seasonsago.Andyeah