Real Madrid sporting director Jorge Valdano has said that Schalke striker Raul is one of the best right now after his sensational form for Schalke.

The 33-year-old scored one and made the other to help Schalke beat Inter 2-1 on Wednesday night, knocking the holders out of the Champions League.

He netted his 71st goal in the tournament in the process, and his 73rd in Europe in total, and Valdano, who saw Raul leave Madrid last year, is delighted to witness his progression with the Germans.