Schalke striker Raul does expect to return to Real Madrid when he hangs up his boots.
Raul left Madrid last summer but insists coach Jose Mourinho did not offload him.
"When I finish my playing career I want to return to Real Madrid," he told La Stampa. "But until 2012, I'm not thinking about it.
"I decided to leave - not Jose Mourinho. He wanted me to stay."