Raphael Varane captained Real Madrid to much-deserved victory over Inter Milan at San Siro to hand the Los Merengues another huge boost for second round qualification.
Raphael who took over the captain armband had lots of praises for his teammates after the game.
“It was a complete performance by the team as a whole. We defended well, showed a fantastic attitude and teamwork was the key. We managed the game brilliantly, we were in total control. It was a vital game today and we did a great job” said Raphael Varane as published by Real Madrid official website.
“We knew we had to be solid and run for each other. We fought hard and were focused, and when we display that attitude we’re a great side. We have to have the belief that when we fight hard together, we’re stronger”.
Started on a poor note, the whites-only managed a loss and a draw before forcing three points off Inter Milan at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium courtesy an impressive performance from Sergio Ramos.
How Real Madrid was able to grind out the much-needed result in Italy
Zidane came with a game plan to dominate and defend at the same time. The first goal which was as a result of a penalty was caused due to Real Madrid’s continuous attack.
However, after the goal had been scored early in the first, the Los Merengues continued to defend which was also spearheaded by Nacho, stopping attacks from Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku.
Zidane played three-man attack with Eden Hazard and Luca Vazquez at the flanks while Mariano played in the central attack.