No hope is lost, Madrid Keep on trying and Don't relent your effort on La Liga - Varane

Rafael Varane has called on Real Madrid not to give up on the La Liga, despite losing to Espanyol recently.

Madrid fell to their fifth defeat in the La Liga, dropping 14 points behind Barcelona having played a game more.

Madrid’s only chance of winning a trophy is the UCL, after holding a 3-1 lead over PSG.

However, Varane is pushing for Los Blancos to challenge for the title and not give up.

“We performed better in the first half than we did in the second,” the France international said. “We always have to give our best when we pull this shirt on.

“We can’t give up on La Liga; we have to show the same drive. We’re not looking at the points, we have to focus on the games and try to win them because that’s what this badge demands of us. You can never write us off.

“We always want to win and this won’t have any effect on the PSG game. Regardless of whether Neymar plays or not, it’ll be tough because they’ll come out all guns blazing. We’re ready for it and will continue with our preparations.”