NEWS | 15/01/2017"The team did a great job and we go away with our heads held high", added Varane.
"We've got to hold our heads up high after having operated under a new system, which saw us have bags of possession and really dominate the play. We can draw positives from it, but it's a shame that we've ended up losing. Now we face the steepest mountain of them all and it's a case of seeing who gets to the top first and who's able to hold on in there".
"I always try to ignore that sort of thing, although I would have preferred to have been given a different sort of welcome. I come away from here feeling proud on a personal level and am also proud of the team. Despite today's setback, our destiny is still in our own hands, we're still top. We now have to move on and turn our attentions to the Copa del Rey.
“It was one of my best games, I’ve been jeered more than in any other, but I try to ignore it. I try to give my best and I go away pleased with my attitude today. As captain, I felt the affection of my team, of my fans and now it’s time to move on from it. I’m sad about the loss because these were three important points”.
“I think he’s a fantastic coach and it’s no coincidence that he was successful with Chile and now he’s got Sevilla fighting at the top. I wish him all the best, I like people who tackle things head on”.
Varane: “This team has character”
“The result is a shame. The team did a great job and we go away with our heads held high. The coach decided to play with this system, which we’ve been working on all week, but we just came up a bit short in terms of achieving a positive result. Football is all about the small margins and we won’t let our heads drop, this team has character and we’re going to fight until the end”.