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Varane: "We can't give up on LaLiga"

NEWS | 27/02/2018 | Alberto Navarro (Barcelona) | PHOTOGRAPHER: Ángel Martínez

"We came into the game feeling good after the last few matches and tonight we failed to take that out on to the pitch", stated Nacho.
Real Madrid slipped to defeat against Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium and Raphaël Varane had the following to say about the game: "We performed better in the first half than we did in the second. We always have to give our best when we pull this shirt on. We can't give up on LaLiga, we have to show the same drive. We're not looking at the points, we have to focus on the games and try to win them because that's what this badge demands of us. You can never write us off".

"We always want to win, this won't have any effect on the PSG game. Regardless of whether Neymar plays or not, it'll be tough because they'll come out all guns blazing. We're ready for it and will continue with our preparations".

Nacho: "We didn't dominate in the second half"
"I don't think that we deserved to lose, but it wasn't one of our best performances. We did well in the first half and were disciplined, but in the second half our performance levels dropped off and we weren't as dominant. We came into the game feeling good and confident following the last few matches and tonight we failed to take that out on to the pitch".

Nacho: "We have to prepare for the Champions League game and go into it full of confidence".

"In the second half we weren’t comfortable. We spoke at the break about going out with intensity. They’re a very compact team and in the last attack of the game they’ve scored, a draw would have been a fair result".
The season
"It's not normal. We’re used to winning titles. We're still involved in a special competition, in the Champions League, and have to prepare for it and go in to it full of confidence".
"We’ll not know anything until the day of the match. I don’t know what wrong with him, we always want every player to be fit and not have problems. Until the day of the match, we’ll not know if he’ll play or not".
"Everybody has a lot of love for him and that says a lot about him. I want to send my regards to his family".