Toni Kroos does not anticipate the coach Zidane leaving this summer. The German hopes to continue working with Zinedine Zidane after this season. Read more about Real Madrid here.
Since returning to the club, Zidane has continued where he left off, winning LaLiga Santander last season and putting Los Blancos in contention for a double this season.
“I think he’ll be our coach next season. He’s under contract.” Kroos laughed when asked about Zidane’s future at their pre-Chelsea press conference.
Turning his attention back to the game, the German admitted Real Madrid’s opponents’ intensity but denied being excessively concerned about the trip to London.
Kroos said, “They haven’t robbed me of any sleep. We are aware of their consistency and power. I believe we are in fine condition. We’ve brought back players who weren’t with us in the first leg, while we did lose Rafa [Varane]. We’re all able to run and fight until the bitter end, but how we use the ball will be critical.”
If Real Madrid is to beat Chelsea, Kroos will almost certainly have to get the best of N’Golo Kante, and he is well aware of the Frenchman’s talent.
“We’ve seen what he physically is, but he’s more than that. He is of high caliber. That is why we need further possession of the ball,” Kroos said.
Many have said that Kroos, Luka Modric, and Casemiro are the best midfield three in the world, but the German was less than enthusiastic.
“I’m not sure if we’re the best in the world because I don’t watch a lot of football. I like hearing it, but it means nothing if we don’t win anything. Maybe even more so at this club,” Kroos admitted.
When asked about Eden Hazard and Sergio Ramos, Kroos said, “we know what they can contribute,” adding that Hazard is “moving closer to his level.”
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