Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has stated that Isco had a good match against Paris Saint-Germain at the Santiago Bernabeu last night. The midfielder has faced the snub in terms of starting games recently but found himself in the starting XI against the French giants, in a match that eventually ended 2-2.
Isco put in a decent shift against the French champions, constantly moving around in front of their backline and causing all sorts of problems for Marquinhos, who was playing at the base of the midfield for PSG.
Speaking of Isco, Kroos stated he did well against the French club and also credited Zidane for including the Spaniard in the starting XI.
“He (Isco) had a good match, with and without the ball,” the German maestro said in his post-game interview, as per Marca. “He has worked hard and given us a lot, also with the ball. Zidane does these things.”
Kroos: “It was probably one of the best games of the season but it’s still a 2-2 eh? The mister counts on everyone, Isco has made a very good match and helped us a lot in between. The result is the worst thing today because we had a very good game.” pic.twitter.com/X6IiJKY5ao
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Kroos also praised Fede Valverde but refused to claim that his departure from the pitch resulted in a collapse for Madrid.
“He had another good match, but on the first goal, it’s down to a lack of communication between [Thibaut] Courtois and [Raphael] Varane,” Kroos noted when asked about Valverde. He continued, “So, I don’t think it’s because a player came off.”
Karim Benzema scored a brace against PSG and while Kroos admitted the importance of his goals, he wanted to focus more on the performance of the team.
“He (Benzema) is very important for his goals,” Kroos stated when discussing Benzema. He further concluded, “[Also] because of his play, but today is not the day to talk about one player but [instead] the whole team. We deserved a better result.”