Raul is pleased with his decision to sign with Schalke 04.
"I made a very good decision in joining this club to finish my career," he told Bild. "I could have stayed at Real, I had the support of Jose Mourinho. I spent 16 years there - almost an entire career. But my family and me, we wanted to discover something new and if we did not do it this year, we could never have done it."
And Raul believes he can help Schalke to significant success, targeting the Bundesliga title.
"The first thing I was told on arriving is that we absolutely have to beat Dortmund, but if we could not beat them but become champions, everybody would be very happy!"