|Varane at the bench with Mourinho and Kaka|
During the preseason, Jose Mourinho returned to trust him and Raphael Varane got two happy news so he thought he would succeed immediately. First, he received the number 2 jersey from Carvalho. A significant number of those who often play at the starting lineups. And soon after, Deschamps, the new France coach, called him for the first time for a friendly match with his national team (against Uruguay). Deschamps, the first Frenchman who lifted the World Cup then commented that he was convinced that Varane would enjoy many more minutes with Real Madrid this season. The former Lens players was elated and the drop has been harder. Because since then only bad news have arrived.
In Madrid, he has not played any official match and is alternating the bench and the stands. Even the Pepe's injury (a blow to the head) offered him the chance to showcase his talent, but Albiol was chosen by Mourinho. Didier Deschamps has not returned to summon him and Varane has stepped back having to play with the Under-21 French team for two games (Slovakia and Chile) where he was seen wandering in the field and without his usual smile. His teammates said they seemed depressed and in France, some are already talking about the need for a transfer on loan in January. Varane needs a new hope. Mourinho knows what he has to do.