Former Real Madrid captain and legend Raul Gonzalez believes his former team have enough about them to come out of this rut and make a statement when they take on relegation threatened Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.
The striker, who played for the Los Blancos for 16 years, is confident that under fire manager Carlo Ancelotti will find the right strategy to make his team tick in the upcoming games.
Madrid suffered back to back defeats, losing first to Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, before slumping to a shock defeat to German side Schalke in the Champions League at the Bernabeu. Madrid lost 4-3 in the second leg, but courtesy of a 0-2 in the first leg, the team managed to through with a 5-4 scoreline.
Prior to the two defeats, Madrid had drawn at home against Villareal and now find themselves trailing fierce rivals Barcelona by four points in La Liga.
Yet, that hasna t dented Raula s belief in the team. The 37 year-old pointed to the fact that Madrid appeared unbeatable just a couple of months ago when they went on a 22 game winning streak.
“The seasons last 10 months. Two months ago Real Madrid had won 22 straight games and everyone spoke about how great they were,a Raul told Grupo Dutriz.
a Now the team has suffered a couple of defeats, which are always painful for a club like Madrid, but both the players and the coaching staff have the quality to get out of this situation.
a I give my full support for Real Madrid now more than ever, fully aware that players are going to give everything they have to improve.a
In his time at the Bernabeu, the Spaniard made 550 appearances for the club, scoring 228 goals. His goals helped Madrid to six La Liga titles and three Champions League crowns.