Varane: “The hope of turning the series against City is there”


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Varane: "The hope of turning the series against City is there"

The French defender spoke about what is coming to Madrid: the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Ciudadanos.

Raphael Varane spoke to Le Parisien and began to palpitate the resumption of the Champions League, where the meringues have the hard task of turning the key of eighths before Manchester City.

It should be noted that, before the soccer stoppage due to the coronavirus, Zinedine Zidane’s team had lost 2-1 their first leg at home in the Champions League. Likewise, Varane believes that, due to the great moment the team is going through, they have a chance to reverse the story.

“We have gained more confidence. This is Madrid and everything is possible. Hope is always there, even if it is difficult. When you wear this shirt you have a responsibility. We know that a difficult game awaits us, but we are going to tackle it with incredible enthusiasm “said the central.

He also highlighted Zidane’s importance in the team that won La Liga last week: “He has that special ability to make the impossible possible. He is a source of inspiration for everyone. His soul as a player is always there. He doesn’t need to talk too much and when He does it with the right words. It is his way of being, his style and he transmits his confidence and serenity to us. It is a bit of our reference, “he commented.

At the same time, he referred to the great moment of his compatriot Karim Benzema: “I would not say that it was the best season of his career because I have known him for a long time, but I am glad to see him this radiant and open. He has come out, he is at the top of his art and also in a difficult position. He has assumed his role as leader of the attack. “

And finally, he made an individual assessment: “I feel more mature, more complete and more varied in my game. It has been a much better season than the last one in which I came from a World Cup and it is a lot of wear and tear. It is normal that in a race you have ups and downs. In this sense it is true that confinement helped us to regenerate ourselves “.

Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP via Getty Images


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