Raul has apologised to Real Madrid’s fans following the humiliating Champions League defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday night.
Real went into the match at Anfield hoping to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg but they were overwhelmed 4-0 by an inspired Liverpool outfit.
Raul has paid tribute to Liverpool but admitted it was a devastating feeling to lose so heavily.
“They (Liverpool) were better in every respect. Once again we are out of the Champions League,” the Real captain admitted.
“We had high hopes for the match, but all that remains is to congratulate Liverpool because they’ve shown themselves to be a better team. There are no excuses.
“I want to thank the fans for supporting us and apologise to them. The defeat is my most painful in the Champions League, a 4-0 loss hurts.”
With Madrid now out of both the Champions League and Copa del Rey, the only piece of silverware they have left to fight for is the Primera Liga title.
Raul told Marca: “We must lift ourselves because there is still the league and we cannot give up on that.
“The next few days are not going to be easy, but we need to be calm because on Saturday we have an important game and we must raise our morale.
“There are cycles you go through and you have to accept them. Real Madrid went 32 years without winning the Champions League, then came another cycle where we always reached the semi-finals, and now we are suffering. We need to continue working.”