The 2-1 defeat in El Clásico that left Real Madrid 12 points behind league leaders FC Barcelona was the main topic of discussion in the latest episode of the Einfach mal Luppen podcast that Toni Kroos shares with his brother Felix.
The Real midfielder was disappointed with the result at Camp Nou on Sunday night but he has refused to write off the league. “Of course, we know that we have two other competitions where our chances are better. But in the league, there are still too many games left, no matter what they are for in the end, whether to get us back closer in some way or just to keep the tempo high ahead of other more important games,” said Kroos.
“However, the aim will always be to win them, regardless of whether or not something is now considered lost. That’s why it’s not necessary to write anything off now. Why? It will be normal if we don’t become champions. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to give up on every game from now on in.”
On Real Madrid’s performance against Barça, the German added: “It’s difficult for me to analyse that game, except that in the end, of course, it was a bad result. At least I’m of the opinion that a draw would have been fair, even if it wouldn’t have been a good result for us. We were too passive after our goal”.
Kieran Quaile | GSFN