Real Madrid legend Raul has hailed the professionalism and leadership of man of the moment Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portugal star's 32 goals in 33 appearances this season have kept Real in the hunt for the La Liga title and his hat-trick in Wednesday's vital 4-1 win over Real Mallorca has led to Raul joining the chorus of approval.
"It would be boring if everyone were equal," explained the striker.
"He is one of the best professionals I've seen. He's a winner, someone who does not want to miss a game.
"He says what he thinks, but he also has a mindset that is focused on the collective.
"He is the first to arrive and the last leave training. I see him and say to myself, 'I have to train harder'. He's a wonderful guy, a total leader."