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New York Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese: Raul here on multi-year deal

New York Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese has no doubts new signing Raul can handle the NASL.

Savarese also reveals Real Madrid legend Raul's deal is long-term.

"Any coach, any organization would love to have Raúl at any moment. But we have to know the reality - that he will be with us next year as an active player. For these postseason games, which our players are focused on, we are very content to have the players that we have at the moment.

"It's true that this league is a physical league. Some players that have come from overseas with good quality haven't been able to perform well because of that. I think the most important thing that Raúl brings - besides his technical qualities and all his soccer qualities - is his knowledge. He is experienced. He is an intelligent player. He is a player that has always found a way to be successful. That's why I am sure he will do well. He will learn how to be efficient. He will learn how to do the right things that make us better. He is an intelligent soccer mind, and for that reason I know he'll be able to navigate the physicality of this league."

Savarese added: "He has signed a multi-year contract with us. He shares the vision that we share. He decided to be a part of that vision that we set forth from the beginning. That's why we signed a multi-year contract."

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