Man United’s Raphael Varane opens up on his struggles and WHY he’s quitting duty in France at 29
‘I’m suffocating… the player devours the man’: Man United’s Raphael Varane opens up on his struggles and WHY he’s quitting duty in France at 29 despite being in line to become his country’s next captain
- Raphael Varane announced his retirement from international football this week
- He has admitted that playing consistently at the highest level has taken its toll
Raphael Varane has revealed he has decided to retire from international football because he has been struggling to cope with football’s “congested schedule”.
Varane ended his international career on Thursday despite appearing to be at his peak and still two months away from his 30th birthday.
But the Manchester United defender has been open about how constantly playing at the highest level has taken its toll on him and led to him making the difficult decision to stop playing for France.
“I gave everything physically and mentally. But the very highest level is like a washing machine, you play all the time and you never stop,” Varane said in an interview with Canal+, due to be published in full on Sunday.
“We have packed schedules and play non-stop. Right now I feel like I’m choking and stuff [Varane] the player devours [Varane] the man.’
Man United defender Raphael Varane announced his retirement from the national team on Thursday
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