Real MadridTOZero polmicas between the coach and the German player
"I'm not a Casemiro", He saidKroosLast week in Germany when he was asked about his feelings when he plays pivot. Some statements that you read, as it was, sounded bad. But the owner did not come close to the reality of what Toni said."I have played several times ah and I like to play ah, but it is clear that I am not a Casemiro", he assured when explaining his capacity for recovery, and added, focusing on his role with Germany:"Kimmich has already played in the pivot position twice and he has done really well, it's a solution that we can use regularly in the future."
Despite the noise generated by these words,LopeteguiHe did not consider himself alluded to. I understood the context in which he said it andknows that Kroos can play in that position perfectly. In fact, of mediocentro actu during his first season with Ancelotti and at the moment with Bentez and Zidane. Also now, in five matches, with Lopetegui, when the technician looks for a more offensive profile for his team.
"It is clear that Kroos is not Casemiro, each player is different, even physically, the owner's nuance is not what he said, he has played in that position in a wonderful way."Lopetegui said yesterday, making it clear that there is no problem with Kroos, to which he could return today as a defensive midfielder.
Neither the German has any problem with the role that is giving Lopetegui this season.
In fact,Kroos is the second player with more minutes this season, only behind Sergio Ramos. 912 'accumulates the German, by 813' of Casemiro and 667 'by Modric, making it clear that he is the reference midfielder of the Real Madrid coach. In League, Kroos has played all the complete matches, except for the match against Espanyol, in which he was left out of the list of called by rest. In Champions also has played everything and in the Super Cup was changed in the extension.