Raphael Varane faces one of the most important seasons since he signed with Real Madrid with just 18 years old. This will be the seventh season of the French young full back, but for secure this one will be the most significant because his role in the squad has changed. So far, he has alternated very good moments, where it looked like he was going to be the best full back of the world in the future, and other bad ones that made him consider his departure from the club. Now that’s in the past, or so the player believes.
With Pepe’s departure the debate is over and it seems that he will be Sergio Ramos pair in the next season. In the final stretch of the season, the French defender was a key player for Zinedine Zidane, letting Pepe on the bench and having very good performances. He was included in the Champions League Final line-up (also in Lisbon because of Pepe’s injury) and now he must keep on working because all the medias and supporters will demand him more, and not only in the football aspect, also in Pepe’s role in terms of experience and authority in the field.
Varane was considered the young full back with more future when he signed with Real Madrid, but after his knee injury he has not reach the level he showed in Mourinho’s stage. Zinedine Zidane knows that he has a great defender in the team and he will do everything possible to recover his best level, giving him a lot of confidence and minutes.
The french full back has become a key player in Zidane’s line up and after being several years in Pepe’s shadow, this will be a very important year after the departure of the Portuguese defender to Besiktas.