On August 7, Varane probably experienced his most unfortunate night as a Real Madrid player. He 5, used to not being the center of attention and subscribing to comply without making noise, he committed two mistakes that condemned his team to be eliminated against Manchester City. “I want to face it because this defeat is mine. Today I have failed and I have to accept it”it said in the mixed zone moments after the final whistle. How fourth captain He came out to show his face, but that did not prevent the following days from being especially hard.
This was recognized today, 38 days later, in an interview with BeIN Sports: “Right after the game I wanted to go out and accept the mistakes I made. The following days were hard, I had to digest it because they had cost us a lot … But you know what? You have to get over it and look ahead. That's how elite football is. “The two goals that Madrid received at the Etihad came from their blunders, first by losing the ball at the exit of the ball and second by not clearing an aerial ball well.
He also spoke about his squire behind, Sergio Ramos, taking the opportunity to praise him as captain, but highlighting his own role as silent leader in the team: “We are complementary in the way we play, we have qualities that blend well. We have been playing together for years and you can imagine how well we already know each other. He is the captain, but I am also a leader in my own way. I talk to my colleagues about the tactics, the position on the field … “.
Finally, he was asked what he is asking about Zidane in the field: “He asks me take a chance, that helps the team to press higher, that raises the lines to press in the opposite field. With the ball, try to break rival lines, be more vertical … He wants me to get out of my comfort zone because this is how I will improve“.