Toni Kroos Insists On Staying Calm Even After Shakhtar Defeat

Toni Kroos has urged supporters to maintain their calm even after costly defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk.

Real Madrid are dangerously close to getting knocked out of the Champions League after losing twice against the Ukraininan side.

“If you’re always winning, you have more confidence and when you lose, [not having confidence] is normal,” Kroos said from Kiev. “As a team, you feel a lot better when you’re winning and we have to get back to winning.

“We’ll look at the situation in the group. All we have to do is win the last game, which is what we can do ourselves. If Gladbach don’t win [against Inter on Tuesday], we have it in our hands.”

Real were not too shabby in the first half but it all fell apart in the second. Kroos added, “I don’t think it’s a physical thing. I’m fine, but if you lose matches, everything is negative. We know that. In the first half, we won lots of balls, we pressed high and we had lots of possession.”

Real sit third in their group with seven points, a point below leaders Borussia Monchengladbach. They will have to beat the Bundesliga outfit if they are to have any chance of progressing to the knockout round.

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