Toni Kroos goes into particular particulars analysing how Actual Madrid’s techniques broke down Liverpool


Toni Kroos goes into specific details analysing how Real Madrid’s tactics broke down Liverpool

Actual Madrid dominate Liverpool

Liverpool have been in Spain on Tuesday night for the primary of two Champions League quarter-final clashes with Actual Madrid.

The pair had not confronted off since that 2018 ultimate which noticed Madrid come away with a 3-1 win.

And when all was stated and carried out on the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Tuesday, Actual as soon as once more got here away with yet one more 3-1 win.

A Vinicius Jr. brace and a Marcos Asensio strike implies that Mohamad Salah’s effort, while an away objective, it unlikely to do a lot for the Reds within the return leg.

Kroos breaks down Madrid’s tactical method vs Liverpool

Barring an honest spell shortly after halftime, Liverpool have been fully outclassed.

There midfield was largely non-existent, with Jurgen Klopp really taking off Naby Keita earlier than half-time.

Their defence was additionally fairly woeful, particularly Trent Alexander-Arnold who gave the ball away numerous occasions and was dominated by Vinicius and Ferland Mendy.

Now, talking post-match, Toni Kroos has gone into element about how Madrid’s techniques obtained the higher of Liverpool:

“Lot of issues went nicely within the first half. I feel we got here out very motivated and even concentrated in our sport plan and it went nicely, we tried to assault them very early as a result of we knew the that in addition they have to vary some gamers as a result of they’ve some injured gamers on the again. So, perhaps we thought that’s going to be likelihood to win the ball very early and it went nicely.

“And naturally when we’ve the ball, our thought was to maintain the ball, maintain the possession and play ahead. And I feel all of this went nicely particularly once we misplaced the ball, we obtained the again ball very quick, I feel this was one key for this for this nice first half.”

Kross was then pressed on whether or not it was a deliberate tactic to focus on Liverpool’s defence, to which he acknowledged:

“Yeah, I imply it’s regular, I feel that you simply attempt to determine of the rival you realize the place some factors the place you’ll be able to assault them. But it surely’s not solely the purpose as a result of they needed to change some defenders but additionally that they arrive not too simply to their entrance due to all of us now what high quality they’ve and you realize within the entrance so one thought in fact was to assault the defenders in order that they can’t go simply to the entrance the place they’ve most of their qualities.”

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Premier League desk

# Crew MP D P
1 Manchester Metropolis FC 31 45 74
2 Manchester United FC 30 25 60
3 Leicester Metropolis FC 30 19 56
4 West Ham United FC 30 11 52
5 Chelsea FC 30 16 51
6 Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 19 49
7 Liverpool FC 30 15 49
8 Everton FC 29 3 47
9 Aston Villa FC 29 11 44
10 Arsenal FC 30 5 42
11 Leeds United 30 -1 42
12 Crystal Palace FC 30 -16 38
13 Southampton FC 30 -14 36
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 30 -11 35
15 Burnley FC 30 -16 33
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 30 -5 32
17 Newcastle United FC 30 -20 29
18 Fulham FC 31 -17 26
19 West Bromwich Albion 30 -34 21
20 Sheffield United FC 30 -35 14
Participant Crew Objectives
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 19
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 18
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 16
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 14
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 14
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester Metropolis FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester Metropolis FC 12
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 11
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 11
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 10
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester Metropolis FC 9
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 9
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester Metropolis FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester Metropolis FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 9
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 9
Maddison, James Leicester Metropolis FC 8


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