True Madrid symbol Santillana accepts Cristiano Ronaldo is a more noteworthy goalscorer than Raul and that it will be numerous years before we see an alternate player like the Portuguese.
Ronaldo has netted in his last 12 outings in all competitions for the Blancos, taking his general record for the club to 274 goals in only 261 games.
The Ballon d’or holder is currently the fourth-most productive player in Madrid’s history and is only 59 goals far from Raul’s unsurpassed record.
Given Ronaldo just joined Madrid in 2009, though Raul put in 16 years at the Santiago Bernabeu, Santillana is in most likely the previous Manchester United winger is the prevalent marksman.
Be that as it may, the 62-year-old Spaniard, who sits third on Madrid’s rundown ever goalscorers, still thinks that it uncalled for to analyze players from diverse eras.
“You can’t say that Ronaldo is superior to Raul,” Santillana told Goal. “Anyway he’s all the more a goalscorer, I’ve undoubtedly about that.
“Cristiano scores a few goals each game. To be sure, when he scores only one goal, its as though he doesn’t wear anything!
“With his age and the qualities that he has, Cristiano will keep on proviing Real Madrid with a lot of people more years of radiance. Assuredly, he stays here!
“In any case keep in mind, Raul in his day was an incredible player. Thus, its not as though you can say who is the best ever or who was the better player from two separate times.”
Ronaldo, obviously, is only one strike far from equalling Raul’s unequaled Champions League record of 71 goals.
Nonetheless, Santillana contends that those numbers are given Alfredo Di Stefano, those inspired Madrid to five progressive European Cup triumphs, is just eighth on that specific rundown.
“Actually when I played the European Cup, you just confronted champions and the ties were two-legged, with no edge for mistake, so you can’t pose as a viable rival,” he contemplated.
“What’s more, take a gander at the details: where is Di Stefano?! He’s not there [at the top] in light of the fact that they played less games and, on the off chance that you completed second, you didn’t get to play in the European Cup.
“So the greater part of that influences examinations.
“In any case, what the details don’t impact is the way that Ronaldo has qualities that will be extremely hard to recreate in football for a long time.”
Santillana spoke to Madrid for a stunning 17 seasons, netting 186 times in 461 appearances for the capital club.