The expectations are high for Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid provided the illustrious history of the football club. One player expected to shine for the team, as usual, this season is center back Raphael Varane.
When it comes to who the best defender is in the world, big names such as Virgil van Dijk, Sergio Ramos and Thiago Silva are among these players mentioned. The caliber these athletes posses on the defensive end are elite and are certainly one of the best to ever play.
For the past few seasons, Varane has proven time and time again that he belongs in the discussion as a player to look out for on the pitch. In 309 appearances for Real Madrid, Varane has shown consistency on the defensive end. The way he uses his speed and versatility is world-class as he utilizes these skills to thwart any attacking opponent coming his way.
Per reports, Varane has a compelling case as one of the greats of the sport. While he’s lived behind the shadows of Ramos, the French football star has proven to be a spectacular player not to be taken for granted.
The way he complements Ramos’ game as a defender shows how he’s a reliable asset to his club. The underrated play of Varane doesn’t get as much flashy highlights and recognition as Ramos and van Dijk, but it helps Real Madrid nonetheless.
According to The Real Champs, Varane is looking to be the future captain of Los Blancos. Just like how he’s done it several times in his career, the 27-year-old is looking forward to more success moving forward.
Leadership is nothing new for Varane as he was named the youngest captain of the French national football club. That was the same team that won the prestigious World Cup title in 2018.
Real Madrid is in a good position now with the duo of Ramos and Varane and the club will be safe in years to come. It will be interesting to see how Varane will continue to step up for Zidane and the rest of the team in years to come.