Varane, on the elimination against City: “It was hard to digest, but that's what elite football is like”

Elimination in eighth of the Champions at the hands of Manchester
City (2-1), caused the white season to end with a bittersweet taste. Especially for the figure of Raphael varane, who made serious mistakes in the two goals of the English team.

Now, a month later, the French central acknowledged that it was hard to digest that night. He did it in a conversation with the medium BeIN Sports in which he once again recognized his failures as he did just after the game ended in the Etihad Stadium.

“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. This is elite football ”, said the French defender.

In the interview, he also had time to talk about his partner in the rear, Sergio
Bouquets, with which he could not count on in the duel against him City by penalty. “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 … ”.

And finally, Varane was also asked about the importance of Zidane in the team and in his specific figure, which was my important for him to reach the white team in 2011. “Zidane asks me to take risks, to help the team to press higher, to raise the lines to tighten in the field contrary. With the ball, try to break rival lines, be more vertical … He wants me to get out of my comfort zone because that's how I'm going to improve ”.

The player wanted to accept his mistakes after the game against City