Raphael Varane Quotes About Confident, Quality, Players, Chance

Raphael Varane Quotes About Confident, Quality, Players, Chance

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Everybody knows that there are quality players at centre back for Madrid and for me that’s the day-to-day challenge. That’s why it’s important to be ready to take advantage of every chance that comes up.

Raphael Varane

First, you arrive at training, prepare for the session, I get treatment from the physios and go straight to the gym to activate the body.

Raphael Varane

I just play to my strengths and my ability.

Raphael Varane

I want to continue to be a first-team regular here at Madrid. That is my long-term goal.

Raphael Varane

Zidane’s success comes from transmitting calm and never changing that no matter what is happening. That serenity and tranquility conveys confidence and security. He talks little but when he does, it matters.

Raphael Varane

When you are at Real, it’s a challenge every day. I’m like that, I need these high goals to keep moving forward.

Raphael Varane

Sergio Ramos has a winning mentality and has great experience.

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I’m proud to represent my country.

Raphael Varane

Just imagine, I was doing exams and signing autographs for other students. It was surreal. I’m really proud that I passed.

Raphael Varane

I hope to meet expectations. To achieve this, I need to keep working hard and hopefully things will go my way.

Raphael Varane

Being a defender of Real Madrid means being able to make very few mistakes.

Raphael Varane

I am super nice, I am great, even in the dressing room. I am also quite shy. But when there are difficult times or when you have to show your character, you can count on me. The players who have known me for a while know this.

Raphael Varane

People have wanted me to change and it annoys me. Do we ask Ramos to be someone else? We take him as he is; take me as I am.

Raphael Varane

One player who gives me a lot of advice at Real is Pepe. He’s taught me never to give up. He always gives 100 per cent on the pitch and he tries to instil that winning mentality in me.

Raphael Varane

I have known Eliaquim Mangala for quite some time and we understand each other well.

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You have to be humble and learn from the players around you.

Raphael Varane

I am a shy, quiet and cool guy in life. And I am no different on the pitch.

Raphael Varane

I watch a lot of players in my position, but if I had to name a role model, I’d say Lillian Thuram because of the way he carried himself on the pitch and everything he did in his career.

Raphael Varane

Things come naturally in a career. From experience, I know that things progress season by season.

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What’s for sure is that the profile of the central defender is evolving. At one time it was all about the stopper and the libero. Today, central defenders have to be more complete.

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During a career there are some steps we need to take growing up, that’s natural.

Raphael Varane

You can be a huge player, if you play alone, the team loses.

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With Ancelotti I played less, but he did extraordinary things at Real and this is what counts.

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Winning the Champions League is the dream.

Raphael Varane

During my second year at Madrid, Jose Mourinho gave me a kick up the backside. I wasn’t doing well, I wasn’t managing to do what he wanted me to out on the pitch. So he chided me, saying: ‘Why don’t you run in training?’ My first reaction was to mutter, ‘Oh come on… ‘ But I knew he was right, I had more to give.

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I was inspired by players like Pepe or Sergio Ramos because they are defenders and by someone like Cristiano Ronaldo, who is an example for any footballer.

Raphael Varane

Since I was seven years old, they say ‘he’s nice, he’s nice.’ Yes, I’m nice, but that’s not all I am.

Raphael Varane

Having played an international competition is definitely a plus.

Raphael Varane

You cannot have the career I’m having, staying at Real Madrid for seven years, without character.

Raphael Varane

Kylian keeps learning and going forward, which he does very quickly. It’s good that he is ambitious. He is self-confident, it’s good. He always wants more.

Raphael Varane

The thing with Mourinho is he asks you to do what you are good at, but not to over-do it.

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I have memories of watching the Champions League as a kid in France. We all supported different teams and they were intense moments. Great memories.

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Every season is a challenge and now I am a more complete player. I have learned at the highest level.

Raphael Varane

To play for Madrid for 10 years and also being the number nine you have to be very good and have a huge mental strength.

Raphael Varane

You have to play differently. I try to be more complete to annoy any striker.

Raphael Varane

When they are stronger I try to pass in front, that I cannot play. Like Lukaku, for example. He is the strongest forward in the world. He is pure power.

Raphael Varane

When there’s a need for someone to speak, I’m there. When there’s tough times, I’m there.

Raphael Varane

I see football as a team sport, I’m not looking for the spotlight.

Raphael Varane

I’m quite shy and quite reserved. But when things start heating up, I don’t hesitate to show my character, whether that’s in good moments, like when we won the World Cup, or more difficult moments.

Raphael Varane

Kylian is very important for France. We count on him very much.

Raphael Varane

To experience a Euros in France is hugely motivating.

Raphael Varane

It takes a great strength of character to arrive at Real at eighteen years and make a journey like I have so far.

Raphael Varane

When you don’t believe in me, I don’t say anything but it titillates me.

Raphael Varane

Don’t call me an intellectual. After all, there are a lot more people taking their A-levels each summer than signing for Real Madrid. I was just a good and serious student.

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In Madrid there is a lot of competition.

Raphael Varane

At 20 years old I’m eager to play and to watch from the sidelines isn’t easy.

Raphael Varane

Mourinho kept his word. In the two years I played for him he always kept his word, and he also knew when to throw me in at the right time.

Raphael Varane

I feel more comfortable with fast players because I try to control the depth. For my qualities, it’s what I prefer.

Raphael Varane

It’s the desire to keep winning. Each season the counters are reset to zero. You’ve either got a title to defend or one to go and win. We want to keep making our honours list longer.

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A good run is always good. It helps us to wear the colours of the France team.

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Who is Raphael Varane?

Raphael Xavier Varane is a French footballer who currently plays as a centre-back for Real Madrid and the France national team. Varane previously played for French club Lens and started training with the senior team ahead of the 2010–11 season, appearing on the bench in many league matches.

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