Friday, September 25, 2009

Raul proud as he breaks Real Madrid appearances record

Real Madrid captain Raul has broken the club's appearances record after appearing in last night's 2-0 win at Villarreal.

Raul clocked his 525th appearance for Real, surpassing Manuel Sanchis, and said: "I'm happy, it was a major victory for the team and that is how we must stay. These are three important points at a difficult ground like the El Madrigal.

"I'm happy because there are three games per week and we are playing at a good level.

"On a personal level I am satisfied with this record - to become the player to have worn the white shirt the most number of times - and happy, but with my mind on the next match."

On Cristiano Ronaldo, who celebrated his goal by rushing to hug Raul on the Real bench, the skipper added: "Cristiano is in great form and hit a great goal. Again, I'm happy with how things are going for him.

"He's a good kid."

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