Thu 06 October 2022 | 9:13

Kroos and Ancelotti urging Madrid to seal CL Round of 16

Toni Kroos and Carlo Ancelotti are eager to secure qualification for the Champions League Round of 16 for Real Madrid as fast as they can.

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Toni Kroos

, Real Madrid are focused on securing a place in the last 16 round of the Champions League “as soon as possible” after their win over Shakhtar Donetsk. The La Liga champions kept their 100 percent start in their group with goals from Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior securing their victory at Santiago Bernabeu. Notwithstanding meeting the target only twice from 36 shots, Los Blancos are five points clear in Group F after their first three victories in the competition.

Should they win over Shakhtar in the return clash, they will seal their place in the next round, and Kroos is hoping for this scenario.

"The idea is to finish the group as soon as possible,"

the midfielder told Movistar+. 

"We have nine points out of nine, we have played three very good games, and we want another victory in Warsaw. 

"There are days when the ball does not want to enter, it has been a game to win 7-1 or something. But in the end, it is three points, and it has been a deserved victory.

"In the end, it's hard to believe we won only 2-1, but there are days like that. The ball will go in over the next few games."

Carlo Ancelotti

, the Blancos coach, urged his players to be cautious about complacency. However, seeing his side make so many opportunities was thrilling to the Italian tactician.

"[I am] satisfied because I think we played very well; the front three combined very well in front, pressing more,"

Ancelotti added. 

"We have had many opportunities, but we have not succeeded. The important thing was to have opportunities.

"We have lowered the intensity [at 2-0 up]; we thought we were comfortable. I gave a call for attention at half-time because the game was not over.

"It's pretty normal that it can happen. We were playing very well, it seemed easy, but these were the dangerous matches. You get ahead of yourself. 

"I think it's important to leave this group behind next week, so we can focus on the league."


source: SportMob

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