Raphael Varane happy to make return from injury

Raphael Varane happy to make return from injury


Real Madrid’s French defender Raphael Varane has said he was delighted to make his return from injury in his side’s comfortable win over FC Copenhagen.

The young centre-half, who became a crucial member of the team towards the end of last season under Jose Mourinho, has missed the last five months recovering from injury. He missed the tail end of the last campaign as Madrid crashed out of the Champions League and lost the final of the Copa del Rey.

And the Frenchman, who has been called up to play in his nation’s World Cup qualifiers next week, said he is looking forward to a successful campaign at the Santiago Bernabeu, but added the key to success is by taking one game at a time.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Varane said: “I have worked very hard and I’m in quite good physical shape. It has been a pleasure playing after so long, and even more so because it was in the Champions League.”

He added: “We’re only thinking about the Levante game. We shouldn’t look any further. What’s important is that the team has improved its game and we’re going away happy because of scoring four goals and not giving up any.

“We’ve played well, won, and were strong behind. That’s always good and we’ve got to continue in the same way.”