Los Blancos centre-back Raphael Varane has stated that his former boss Zinedine Zidane was right in leaving Real Madrid at this time.
A week ago, Zinedine Zidane shocked the football world after announcing that he would step down from the managerial post at Real Madrid. The news was a shocker because the La Liga giants had just secured a third consecutive Champions League trophy under the Frenchman.
But his national compatriot Raphael Varane has backed Zidane’s decision to step down because maybe Real Madrid needed a change. The Spanish side did not fare relatively well in the La Liga in their title defense as Barcelona won the league quite comfortably. However, the young defender believes that Madrid may need something new in order to challenge for glory next campaign.
Varane On Zidane
The 25 year old centre-back spoke to Marca of how a small change can impact the club in many positive ways which can help the club leap forward but also praised his idol while he was growing up, “It is true that a small change can be good for everyone, We will find out later if Zidane was right. Our league season can be taken as a sign that he is right. Maybe we need it, we’ll see. If he says it, it is probably because he saw things and felt things. He is a very sensitive coach to the attitude of the players and what we can feel. So, if he said that, it isn’t for nothing. I think there is some truth.”
But Varane went on to admit that he was sad to see his childhood hero depart and honestly a little shocked as well, “We were notified just before the press conference by a message sent to each player, Obviously we were a little surprised, it was a sad moment. [I felt] a little surprise, astonishment too. In any case, what he did is simply amazing.”
Varane is looking at things in a very positive manner and that shows what great character he possesses. Yes, Zidane departing is a shock and a sad moment but the club comes before any one person. Also, I’m sure Zidane new the risks and possibilities he would face next season so it was best that he left with pride and dignity on his own terms.