The center-back, Raphael Varane was at fault for both of Manchester City’s goals in a 2-1 win for Pep Guardiola’s team at the Etihad Stadium, and also Raphael Varane is one of the most agreeing players in Real Madrid.
This outcome, bonded with Madrid’s 2-1 success by City, means Los Blancos, in the last 16 stages wrecked out of the Champions League.
“This loss is mine, I have to accept it,” Varane said in his interview after the match.
“I have responsibility for this defeat. We were well trained, but failures were costly. I am sorry for my team-mates.”
The Frenchman noticed the risks of Real Madrid at the beginning of the game didn’t playoff.
“I felt good about the game, maybe we began taking too many risks and paid too much for it,” Varane clarified.
“I am thankful for the help of my team-mates, not much has happened to me throughout my life [where I have made costly mistakes].”
“There are places on the pitch where you are paying very much, this is how it is. There’s no further explanation.”