Real Madrid have done an incredible season winning the double with La Liga, and the Champions League. This was a very difficult task, because Los Blancos had not won La Liga in the last five years and they are the first team who proclaims for second time in a row Champions League winners. Now it’s the moment to evaluate the performance of the players during the season 2016-2017.
This has been a very important season for Raphael Varane. The French full back has become a key player in Zidane’s line up after several years being in Pepe’s shadow. He suffered several muscular injuries during the year and Nacho substituted him in the starting 11, having very good performances and being a player who can fight with Varane for the full back position.
The French player has managed to gain Zidane’s confidence and after several years where Varane performance was not the expected one, but in this season he has been in a high level, showing that he can be one of the best full backs in the world. He is Sergio Ramos perfect pair in the defense and it looks like next season he will play even more minutes.
Varane has played many important games this season. He was included in 36 line ups of Zidane, two more than in the 2015-2016 season (23 in La Liga, 3 in La Copa del Rey and 10 in Champions League). With all these numbers the French full adds 189 games with Real Madrid’t shirt, 10 goals in six years and a huge of amount of titles with only 24 years old, 11.
We can say that this has bean Varane’s best season since his arrival to Real Madrid six years ago, despite he played really good games in Mourinho’s stage a few years ago. With the pass of the years, and we hope that next season his performance grows even more because he can become in the best defender in the world, if the injuries don’t stop him.