Raphael Varane With a Heavenly First Touch in France Training

Raphael Varane With a Heavenly First Touch in France Training

Raphael Varane has a lovely first touch for a big centre-half.

The Real Madrid defender has been hugely impressive since signing for the club in 2011 and breaking into the first team under Jose Mourinho.

He’s renowned for a no nonsense approach to playing, reliant on his power and pace to dominate opponents on the ground and in the air.

But it’s not just Varane’s physical attributes which make him one of the best defenders in the world – he can also play a bit too.

The Frenchman is currently on international duty ahead of his country’s friendlies with Germany and England.

And cameras behind the scenes at training caught him showing off with a heavenly touch while passing with a team-mate:

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Impressive, isn’t it?

Varane will be hoping to show off more of his ability when France take on Germany and England this week.

He’s been a regular under Deschamps over the last year and is well on course to start their home Euro 2016 campaign as the country’s number one defender.


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