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Varane: Madrid must learn how to grind out results

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Defender Raphael Varane admits Real Madrid must learn how to grind out wins if they want to have a good campaign.

The Frenchman was speaking following a week experienced a week of mixed results after edging narrow victories over Huesca and Rayo Vallecano but suffered a massive home loss to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

“To make this a good season we have to know how to suffer,” Varane told Football Espana via BeIn Sports after his side edged to a 1-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano.

“We had the opportunity to kill the game in the first half and we did not, but we worked well to win three important points.

“We are going to the Club World Cup with a lot of enthusiasm, we are going to give our best.”

Solari’s men will continue their quest for a fourth Champions League crown in a row when they confront Ajax in the last 16 next year.