The La Liga champions will travel to Manchester on Friday night (early Saturday morning in Vietnam time) to play the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Man City. Pep Guardiola’s men won 2-1 against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in the first leg and Varane said that the second leg will be decided by the ‘small details’.
The 2018 World Cup winner said on Real’s social media sites: “It will be a tough game, against a very strong team. The first leg took place with high professional quality when both sides created a lot of pressure. The result will be decided from the smallest details on the field “.
Varane is cautious but also excited when Real Madrid play Man City. Photo: Getty
Raphael Varane said Real Madrid has prepared and understood the ‘pitfalls’ of Man City: “Now we are a bit more relaxed, but we are as determined as before and we know the traps we have to avoid. We have experience after many years, but it is very difficult. to win every game, repeat victories and stay at the top “.
The Real Madrid defender assessed the two teams have similar playing styles: “Both Real Madrid and Man City are two teams that like to control the ball, attack hard and require great concentration. It will be a difficult match, against a very strong team. going took place with high professional quality when both sides created a lot of pressure “.