Raphael Varane played a perfect match against Atletico Madrid. It was the first time since 2012 in La Liga that Real Madrid could beat Atletico at home. After the game, the French defender answered the questions from journalists.
Losing momentum in the first half
French defender said that the first half was not good for the team. At the same time, Raphael noted that Zidane made little changes during the break, and everything went well. Keep in mind that Zidane substituted Isco and Toni Kroos. Everything changed after Vazquez and Vinicius started running on the wings. Raphael Varane said that the second half was perfect, and the team can play even better in the next matches. Real Madrid’s defenders noted that the team is still in development, and hopefully, they can win trophies at the end of the season.
Unbeaten run since October 2019
Raphael Varane said that many things changed after October of 2019. As you may know, Real Madrid lost the last match in October against Mallorca. It was an away match against Mallorca, and the team conceded only one goal. Raphael noted that the team is very mobile now. They act and run together, and if someone loses a ball, other players help him to recover the situation. Varane said that now the team is very confident as they have a big chance to win La Liga, Copa Del Rey and Champions League.
Feelings about the VAR system
French defender said that he does not like the VAR system. It’s believed that VAR has to control the situation at any given moment. Unfortunately, fans can’t see a big difference after top European leagues adopted VAR. You can see VAR systems in Premier League, Bundes Liga, League 1, Serie A, and La Liga. Raphael said that VAR had not changed anything, and overall, checking moments takes too much time, and players lose the momentum.