The Germany international paid tribute to his idol after scoring two goals on Saturday and feels he is justifying his attacking role
The 19-year-old set up Jefferson Farfan's goal and scored twice to take his tally to nine this season, prompting him to credit his predatory instinct to the former Royal Blues icon.
"Everyone knows I am a huge fan of Raul," Draxler announced to reporters after the match. "I admire him very much and spend much of my time watching videos of him.
"I've proven to my critics that I'm capable of playing in the position behind the strikers, the way I gave up what could have been my third goal in the 79th minute [to Farfan].
"Perhaps that was my best game for Schalke, but what was more important was we played as a team. Now, we will not hide, even before Borussia Dortmund."
The latest result propels Jens Keller's men to sixth in the Bundesliga, as their Ruhr derby date against the German champions beckons next Saturday.