Veteran striker Raul Gonzalez was held to assess the status of underdogs Schalke 04 could be an advantage when facing Manchester United in the Champions League semi-final.
Raul proved himself as a player who can still score goals in European club stage. Ex Real Madrid striker scored one goal each in the first and second leg quarterfinal against Inter Milan.
Overall Raul has scored 72 goals in all competitions organized by the European Football Federation (UEFA). Striker 33-year winning two goals from AC Milan players, Filippo Inzaghi.
Success Schalke stepped into the Champions League semi-final is the first in the history of the German club. And Raul believes the Royal Blues could again made history by beating Manchester United and move to the final.
"This is a special moment, this is our first time (Schalke) stepped into the semifinals. Nothing is impossible in football, even against Manchester United, why we could not dream to the final, " said Raul was quoted as saying FIFA's official website.
Raul who has collected three time defending Schalke club Champions League hopes to meet his Real Madrid former in the final round. Madrid itself will face Barcelona in the semi-finals.
"I hope that Madrid could move into the final and we can fight them. But now we must focus on the semi-finals. This situation is extraordinary, 'said Raul.