Real Madrid's Raul aware of selection debate

Real Madrid captain Raul accepts the debate swirling about his status in the team.

Real Madrid captain Raul accepts the debate swirling about his status in the team.

There's been a push for Raul to be dropped in favour of Argentine Gonzalo Higuain and the striker said: "Every season it is going to become more usual to see me on the bench. I've been playing football for 14 years and I have played many games. We are all here to help, sometimes leaving from the bench and others starting on the field.

"There will not be any problem."

Raul added: "When I've not scored in five games there is debate. Anyway, I am not disappointed. I'll keep fighting."

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