April 30, 2009
Raul:Real Madrid is favourite against Barcelona
Los Merengues' captain knows that the game at the Bernabeu takes on an added significance due to the fact that anything other than a home win would give the Blaugrana the advantage again.
"We are playing in the Bernabeu and Madrid have to be the favourites," he told AS.
"Either team are capable of winning, of course, but the atmosphere and the fans will help us.
"We have to have faith in ourselves and how we play and we know that we have a chance to cause Barcelona problems.
"It is a game that is always special because of the rivalry, but it is obvious that we are playing for the title which will make it even more special.
"They are playing for a lot, but I think we have even more to play for."
Madrid are four points behind Barca with six games left to play in the league and Raul knows that unless they collect three points it could be the end of the title race.
"If we win on Saturday then we will have a greater chance. Anything other than a victory would make things difficult for us," he continued.
"Both teams have done very well this season because ewe have had a great run of form and so have they. But they have had some difficulties in recent games and we have to try and play better than them.
"One of Barcelona's strengths is that they have a great team, very balanced. All the players are important.
"A team is judged by trophies, but this is one of the best teams in their history. They have some outstanding players and others that are not so well known, but that are also playing very well."