Varane coy on Euro chances
Real defender staying quiet on France call-up
By Patrick Haond. Last Updated: March 1, 2012 10:47am
Raphael Varane: Coy on chances of making Laurent Blanc's Euro 2012 squad
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is remaining tight-lipped on his chances of making France's Euro 2012 squad.
The 18-year-old Under-21 international, who is yet to win a full cap for his country, is regarded as one for the future.
Varane has featured 10 times for Real this season and he enhanced his reputation on Wednesday with an imperious performance for his country in a 1-1 draw against Italy's youngsters.
The teenager has been mooted as a contender to make Laurent Blanc's squad for the prestigious tournament in Poland and Ukraine this summer, although he has no preconceptions over his chances.
"I knew my departure to Real would make people talk," Varane told L'Equipe.
"But I also knew going there I would get some first-team opportunities.
"Nowadays, I feel I am part of the club's project.
"(Going to the) Euros with the French team? I don't ask such questions.
"I try to be outstanding when I am able to play. We will see what will happen then."