Football World Cup: France's Varane praises Bavaria's Upamecano

Experienced Raphaël Varane from soccer world champion France can imagine forming the central defense for the rest of the World Cup in Qatar with Dayot Upamecano from FC Bayern Munich.

Football World Cup: France's Varane praises Bavaria's Upamecano

Experienced Raphaël Varane from soccer world champion France can imagine forming the central defense for the rest of the World Cup in Qatar with Dayot Upamecano from FC Bayern Munich. "It was our first game together with a two-man central defence," said the Manchester United defender. "He has a lot of qualities and our qualities complement each other well. We exchanged a lot. He's intelligent, has good positional play and a good attitude. I felt comfortable with him."

For Upamecano, the 2-1 win against Denmark on Saturday was only their ninth international match, for Varane it was already their 90th. In the 4-1 win against Australia at the start, 24-year-old Upamecano played alongside ex-Leipziger Ibrahima Konaté from Liverpool FC. because Varane was still suffering from the consequences of an injury. After his return, national coach Didier Deschamps opted for Upamecano as a sideman.

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