Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is delighted with his progress this season.
Varane will start in tonight's Champions League clash with Galatasaray.
‚ÄúI think it‚Äôs a major step that will give me experience and I feel good. It‚Äôs good for me and I‚Äôll have to take advantage of it in order to continue growing,‚ÄĚ said the French youngster.
Asked if a year ago he could have imagined playing in the quarterfinals of Europe‚Äôs top competition, Varane replied: ‚ÄúNot last year. I was working every day and I never thought of reaching this goal so quickly. Being here now is a great joy and I want to keep getting better in order to play even more."