Speaking at a press conference held today, Tuesday, before the Chelsea confrontation on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge, in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final after a 1-1 draw in Spain, Croese said: “We did not put pressure on their defense well.”
He explained, “Chelsea was able to benefit from that as he has quality in attack, but then we dealt with them well.”
And he added, “We are defending well and to qualify for the final we have to do more in the matches and I believe we can do that and we are fully prepared.”
“We have to create more chances than we did in the first leg,” the German player stressed.
About the possibility of winning the Spanish League and the Champions League, Kroos said: “We believe in that. We went through a difficult season and there were many injuries and fluctuations in our level, but now we are competing for two championships.”
And he added, “What happened in the season has happened, and now we are competing to win the double and we will do our best to win the Spanish League and the Champions League.”
And about the defeat of Chelsea in the 2012 UEFA Champions League final when he was playing with Bayern Munich, he said: “Before winning, you have to suffer and I suffered a lot in that match.”
Kroos praised Bengolo Kante, the Chelsea player, and said: “A great player, I have a strong physique.
Real Madrid need to win any result or a positive draw by more than one goal for the same to qualify for the final.