Raul spoke to the media after Castilla gutting playoff exit to Ibiza, discussing the match, players and his own future at the club.
There was some heated conversation between some of Real Madrid officals and the referee at the full time whistle with the backroom staff clearly frustrated by the manner of Castilla’s exit. Although Raul didn’t explain what was discussed between his staff and the referee, he did vent his frustration about the format “I don’t think its the best because they don’t beat you and you get eliminated. Today is a day to be happy and content because the boys have given everything. It is a game that could have been chosen for either of us, we have fought it and it is to feel very happy for everything we have experienced. This is not the end, it is the beginning of many very beautiful ones for everyone. It is a year for everyone to be happy within the club ”.
In recent weeks, both Raul and Zidane have been rumored to be considering exits from the club. Raul has been linked to a move to Frankfurt in the Bundesliga or potentially succeeding the current senior coach in the summer. When asked about coaching the first team, Raul replied “That’s (the senior side) my home and that’s where I want to be. I’m a man of the club. I became a coach to be at home. But this is not the time to talk about the future. The team is still competing. Today Madrid will win, so they’ll still be in the title race next week. When everything is over, it’ll be time to see what happens in the future.”
The focus for Raul in the short term will be to comfort a heartbroken dressing room experiencing the first big loss of their very successful careers so far and prepare for a busy summer should he end up staying at Castilla.