Real Madrid managed to wrap up a narrow 1-0 win in Spanish La Liga against Espanyol, but on the one hand many thought the performance of Julen Lopetegui’s team was unsatisfactory. Regarding this, defender Raphael Varane confirmed that his team did not always score five goals in every match, especially since Espanyol was a difficult team to beat.
As is known, Real Madrid is known as a team that likes to slaughter its opponents over the past few years. But indeed, since the abandonment of Cristiano Ronaldo, the goal machine, who decided to move to Juventus this summer, many people consider that Los Blancos will weaken. Sure enough, in his last party against Espanyol, the defending champions were only able to win by a narrow score 1-0.
In fact, it can be said in the match, Los Blancos struggled enough to be able to pick three points. After the match, defender Raphael Varane who also appeared fully in the match confirmed that Real Madrid could not always win with a landslide advantage in every match, especially according to this French player, Espanyol was one of the opponents that was difficult to conquer.
“We cannot end the 5-0 win in every match, Madrid must sweat and need energy for every player. We will do everything for the title. We can control the ball but Espanyol are hard to hurt. We were able to create opportunities but not as many as previous matches. Even so the final results are satisfying.”
“Espanyol is a team that has a lot of weapons and can suppress well but Madrid plays like a team,” said Varane on beIN SPORTS.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid itself thanks to the victory managed to peak Spanish La Liga standings with a goal difference from the rivals, Barcelona.