HomeSoccerToni Kroos goes into particular particulars analysing how Actual Madrid’s techniques broke down Liverpool
Toni Kroos goes into particular particulars analysing how Actual Madrid’s techniques broke down Liverpool
April 7, 2021
By Josh Barker
Printed: April 7, 2021 10:59 am
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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.”
“The concept was to assault their defenders so they can’t transfer up shortly” Actual Madrid midfield Maestro Toni Kroos breaks down the tactical plan to beat Liverpool@AndyMitten @ToniKroos @realmadriden @LFC #RMALIV | #UCL pic.twitter.com/bkQHsRHT8K
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