, Raphaël Varane spoke about the pace and physical and mental demands of today's top football.
According to him, today's football demands too much and young players must be ready to stay at the top level for a long time.
Physically or mentally, what we ask of players today is simply above the limits,
" he said.
The one who feels like a big brother, wants to protect and warn young players of the difficulties they could encounter at the start of their career.
You have to believe me, all the internationals who play in the European Cup and who never stop, go through periods of poor form lasting several months or get injured.
The young people who start in the France team there, who have played in the World Cup, will have to make a lot of sacrifices if they want to stay at the top for 10 years
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The Manchester United defender fears the constant increase in the number of games each season.
In recent seasons, we have always finished later and resumed earlier.
We didn't have time to work physically and we just recovered when we weren't playing.
So you can do that for a few seasons but after a while, either you have a crash and you are no longer recognized on the pitch for 6 months or a year, or you get injured”