Raphael Varane says he tries to start every new season at Real Madrid as it is his first one.
Raphael Varane has established himself has one of the key members of the Real Madrid backline and had played a huge part in the team’s dominance in Europe for the past few years.
The 26-year old, however, faced a dip in form last season which ignited the rumors linking a move away for him from the Santiago Bernabeu. But Varane has once again come back stronger this season and has contributed well in holding off the opponents from Los Blancos’ penalty area.
Recently, the Frenchman said in an interview that he tries to keep his head up and work on his improvements. He also acknowledged the privilege of playing for Real Madrid but stated that it takes a lot of work to maintain his position.
“Being a Real Madrid player means having little margin for error,” Varane told DAZN.
“We have to know how to defend higher up, to put pressure on the opponents, and this leads us to have 50 meters of pitch behind us: that’s why we have to have the highest level of concentration.”
“Every year here is a big challenge,” Varane continued.
“I’ve been with Real Madrid for eight years and at the start of each season, it’s like starting from scratch. I restart myself in order to give my best.”