Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos is optimistic that in the coming weeks his side will hit their best form.
In La Liga, Los Blancos are fourth, having lost two of their nine fixtures to date, while in the Champions League, they have also been in patchy shape. After only taking a single point from their first two games, Madrid was flirting with relegation, but victory over Inter went some way to remedy that situation.
More from the Bernabeu side, however, is expected, but Kroos is backing them to deliver in the weeks ahead.
“Something we do miss. This is no trick. Everybody can see it,’ he confessed to Marca. “We don’t miss a lot… a lot… We’ve got to be consistent. Two good, one bad, two good, one bad, if you look at the results. We’re meant to do better. You’re watching a couple of games and you know that you can do a lot better – against Barcelona, against Inter in the first half, and another half. Naturally, we can improve, but we lack continuity.
If we have done well against Barcelona, we must also be at home against Cadiz or Shakhtar Donetsk. The big difference is there. It’s very good at times and it’s very bad at others. When we want to win something, we have to change.
For everybody, we’re going through an odd situation. We play every three days, we’ve had no time off, we finished late last season, we haven’t been able to recruit players in the summer… There are wounds now, some of which have to stop because of Covid, but I don’t want to make excuses.
We have put out a starting line-up which in every game can beat the opponent.”
Kroos helped Zinedine Zidane, his boss, in increasing fear that he may not be able to save the situation.