Real Madrid faced a tragic defeat last night against their UEFA Champions League rival Manchester City. And, Los Blancos defender Raphael Varane took the whole responsibility on this defeat due to his two costly mistakes on the match. On the other hand, Zidane faces the first UCL exit since he took the responsibility of Real Madrid.
Raheem Sterling scored the early opener for Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last night. Shortly after, Karim Benzema scored the first equalizer for Real Madrid. Gabriel Jesus then scored the winner for City and also sealed the victory. Both of these came from the errors of Raphael Varane.
Raphael Varane takes the responsibility of Real Madrid’s defeat against Manchester City in UCL
The French star recently came to lead the defensive side of Real Madrid as the replacement of center-back Sergio Ramos. The Real Madrid captain faced a suspension from the UCL and remained absent from this match. While talking about the match, Raphael Varane said, “This defeat is mine, I have to accept it.”
He said, “I am responsible for this defeat. We had prepared well but you pay for your mistakes. I am sad for my team-mates.” The French star expressed his depression on his own performance and said, “At 1-1 we had the chance to qualify and today things did not go to plan.” On the other hand, Zidane says he will push the team to perform better next season.
Real Madrid vs. Manchester City | UEFA Champions League
The French legend said, “We will tell Varane, keep your head up,” and then added, “I prefer to dwell on what most of my players achieved over the course of the season, which was spectacular.” He said, “Our season has been very good. We have not ended with a good result, but the season has been good, despite everything. We must be very happy with what we have done.”
Los Blancos manager also talks about their UEFA Champions League opponent Manchester City. He said, “We lost the two games, and in the end they deserved it. In the first 15 or 20 minutes, there was a feeling we could not get past their press. But then we played pretty well. In the second half, when we were on top, we gave up the second goal.”