Related

Article

Varane hails Mourinho´s influence

20 April 2013 03:18

Raphael Varane has thanked Jose Mourinho for his giving him the confidence to force his way into the Real Madrid first team this season.

At just 19 years old, the former Lens player has established himself in Mourinho's starting 11 in his second season at the Santiago Bernabeu and he puts much of his progress down to the guidance of the former Chelsea and Inter Milan coach.

"I have to thank him - my coach - for the confidence he has given to me and his help in improving me as a player," he told AS.

"I have worked hard to get to where I am. I have since learned a lot from my team-mates."

The Frenchman also looked ahead to Wednesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final with Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park and has warned his team-mates that Juergen Klopp's side must not be underestimated.

"Dortmund are a team that can change from defence to attack rapidly - they love to attack like that," he said.

"That is their style of play. They are a great team and they have not made it to the semi-finals by luck alone.

The winner of Dortmund and Madrid's European bout will face either Bayern Munich or Barcelona in the final at Wembley on May 25.

Sponsored links

Info

Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
24 April 2013
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
4 - 1
On aggregate
4 - 3
Venue
Signal-Iduna-Park (Dortmund)
Attendance
65829

Goals

R. Lewandowski 8'
(assist by M. Götze) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
43' Cristiano Ronaldo
 (assist by G. Higuaín)
R. Lewandowski 50'
(assist by M. Reus) 
2 - 1
3 - 1
R. Lewandowski (PG) 66'  
4 - 1

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
9
22
8
1
18
21
24

Thursday 28 August

Wednesday 27 August

23:32
23:28
23:09
23:07
23:02
22:57
22:57
22:43
22:42
22:38
22:00
20:17
20:04
19:42
19:27
19:01
18:40
18:38
18:23
18:20
17:57
17:14
16:46
16:44
16:39
16:14
15:44
14:59
14:32
14:11
13:39
13:06
12:56
12:42
11:32
11:24
10:40
09:49
09:18
08:33
06:57
06:46
04:50
02:49
02:44
01:39
01:35
00:42
00:07
00:05
00:01

Tuesday 26 August

23:42
23:40
23:33
23:02
22:57
22:49
22:44
22:41
22:40
22:37
22:30
22:14
21:27
21:24
21:16
21:12
20:58
20:40
20:38
20:36
20:25
20:09
19:55
19:28
18:25
18:18
17:56
17:38
17:38
17:27
17:26
16:49
16:47
16:37
16:10
15:30
15:06
15:03
14:31
14:11
13:12
12:52
11:50
11:37
11:14
11:12
10:54
10:51
10:13
09:41
09:22
06:15
05:25
03:13
03:10
02:22
01:19
01:17
00:47
00:42
00:01

Facebook