Barcelona coach Enrique confident Raul will remain linked to football

Barcelona, Oct 17 (IANS) FC Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique Martinez has praised Real Madrid’s former forward Raul Gonzales, who announced on Thursday his retirement as a player, noting that the Spanish football legend would definitely “remain linked to football”.

In a press conference ahead of the Rayo Vallecano tie in La Liga on Saturday, the coach pointed out that Raul loves sports and can be counted on, since the Spanish forward always brings new things, Efe reported.

Enrique also said he is confident that Raul will be surely soon on the bench of coaches or in another position in the world of football.

The Barcelona coach lamented that “time passes” in a way that forces players “who have marked an era in the Spanish football” to retire.

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