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Raul declares commitment to Real Madrid Castilla after promotion playoff defeat

Raul insists he's committed to Real Madrid Castilla after losing their promotion playoff clash with Ibiza.

With Zinedine Zidane having told the first-team squad that he'll depart at the end of the season, Raul is among the favourites to replace him.

"This is my home and it's where I want to be," Raul said after the match against Ibiza, while speaking to the press.

"It's not the time to talk about anyone's future.

"We've learnt a lot this year.

"I'm an employee of this club. Since I decided to be a coach three or four years ago, it was to be able to be at home, at my club, [to] gain experience, train myself in the best way.

"I'm a man of this club, I'm happy at my home and excited to continue."

Raul was insistent that he wanted to focus on the performance of Castilla's youngsters against Ibiza.

"Although it might not seem it, it's a day to be happy with what this team has done," he said.

"We'll appreciate it soon, although right now the boys are crying."

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