Strange! Former Real Madrid striker reveals why he was happy with Barca CL win?
The former Spanish international without the doubt is the most adored player for Real Madrid fans and the big part of club history, and was center of the most hated exchanges against Los Blancos hated rivals in the El-clasico which is the most crucial encounter of the Spanish top flight Football.
Former Real Madrid striker reveals why he was happy with Barca CL win
Raul opened up about his relation with Barcelona and he discussed the rivalry between the La-liga giants which has reshaped the Spanish football over the years in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, which will be released on Tuesday. The Real Madrid legend admitted that he was happy with the success of Real’s internal rivals Barcelona, and did not forget to wish them well in the Europe in the future, while saying he doesn’t see anything wrong with that.
Raul indeed showcased true spirit of the fair play and Sportsmanship, but it will be amazing to see how Real Madrid fans will react upon this.
I’ve stepped foot a 1,000 times in Barcelona with Mamen [his wife], and the people treated us wonderfully,” he said.
“The rivalry helps the two clubs [Madrid and Barca]. Barca wouldn’t be Barca without Madrid and vice versa. They need each other.
“I was happy when Barca won the Champions League because they’re a Spanish team and I’m not afraid of saying so publicly.
“Why should I wish harm on anyone? It’s not within my nature.
“[Pep Guardiola and I] liked football a lot, our rivalry was great, as it was with [Carles] Puyol or Xavi [Hernandez].
“Pep and I always had chemistry in the national team. He’s one of the best Coaches in history.”