Speaking to media yesterday, France captain Hugo Lloris backed an increasingly under-fire Raphaël Varane in terms of the Real Madrid man’s recent performances.
“He is a great champion above all else. He has great experience. The fact that he has played for Real Madrid for 9 years, gives him a certain experience, legitimacy in his position. He is a leader in our team. When there are matches on the line, he is capable of elevating his level. In a career, there are always less good matches. But I find him calm, concentrated and determined to help the team.”