Varane: Madrid Medium Not in the Best Performance
Bilbao – Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, admits his team is not in the best performance. Following the shock defeat at home to Athletic Bilbao with the score 0-1, Sunday (8/3) pm dawn.
Overall, Madrid appear more dominant than Bilbao controls 65 percent of the ball. A total of 13 chances created, including a long-range shot Gareth Bale at the end of the second round that hit the goalpost. Of these, only two of the efforts that led to the goal Madrid.
Bilbao is more efficient. Has the ball 35 percent mastery, Bilbao created six chances, including one effort that hit the crossbar and two experiments leading to the target. However, Aritz Aduriz’s header in the 26th minute so distinguishing the two teams.
This defeat marked the trend of poor follow Cristiano Ronaldo et al. in the last two games in which they failed to win. Prior to this, Madrid diimbang Villarreal 1-1 and only scored one goal – rose from the spot.
“This game was determined by small details,” said Varane quoted Football Espana. “We were not able to find the decisive pass and ultimately hurt us.”
“We’re not in the best performance and should be overcome (our problems) with calm. We have to focus on what lies ahead.”
Madrid will host Schalke in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 advanced and Levante in the league, before they travel to the headquarters of Barcelona (22/3) in a match that is believed to determine the race for the championship title.
“We know (Clasico) will be a very important match and we will prepare the game against Schalke and Levante. We believe we need to improve a lot of things,” added the young French defender.