Varane ‘would have liked the big games’

Raphael Varane admits he wanted to play in Real Madrid’s ‘big games’ but accepts the decisions of Zinedine Zidane.

France international Varane has spoken to L’Equipe about the season just finishing, and also looked ahead to Euro 2016, to be played on home soil.

“We are capable of beating anyone and competing with the best teams. We’ll prepare well for the competition. We have everything it takes to arrive in good condition. To have the Euros in France is a huge motivation and I hope to give the best of myself,” he said, AS reports.

Regarding his campaign with Los Blancos, Varane suggested that after five years at Santiago Bernabeu, he is ready to take on greater responsibility in the squad.

“After five years I hope to overcome the obstacles. I’m at a crucial moment. I think a player needs to develop and feel important. That’s true for all players. I try to work every day, to progress. I know the qualities I have and what I can do,” he argued.

“It’s true that until November, I played almost everything. It’s also true I made some rather unusual errors. But, in the season on the whole, there has been a lot of positive things. It’s true I would have liked to play the crucial games at the end of the season, especially in the Champions League, but they are the Coach’s decisions.”

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