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Kroos: "Winning LaLiga was the target at the start of the season"

NEWS | 16/07/2020 | Rodrigo Salamanca

"Winning the title is unique and difficult to put into words", stated Valverde.
After being crowned a LaLiga champion with Real Madrid, Toni Kroos spoke to Realmadrid TV and declared that: "We're really happy. Winning LaLiga was the target at the start of the season. We hadn't done so for three seasons and that was something that bothered us. I felt that we all wanted to win LaLiga and that's what we saw in all of our games. We haven't always performed so well, but the team put in a lot of effort in the run-in and conceded few goals and that's because we've all worked together. We've deserved to win this LaLiga title".

"Before the confinement, we won El Clásico, and we then lost against Betis and were two points behind Barcelona. But we said to ourselves that we had 11 games to go and that we had 11 cup finals in front of us. We won many games 1-0, but our main strength was wanting to give our all on the pitch to secure this LaLiga title".
“We really improved defensively in recent games, we've conceded very few goals. If you defend with six or seven players, you concede more. That’s been our strength because we knew we could help out from up top”.  

Valverde: "Everyone has done their bit”
“It’s a real thrill to have won LaLiga, it’s something special. I’d like to thank my teammates, the coaching staff, the fans and my family for the trust they’ve shown in me throughout the year. I’m going to enjoy this title with my son. Sometimes that anxiety can affect you, the desire to hold the trophy in your hands, and we still had several games to come. We dealt with it well, despite that anxiety, and in the end, we’ve done it”.

“Every member of this team has done their bit, shown the effort the manager asks for in working towards a common goal and I think that’s been reflected. Over the course of the season, we’ve had a lot of difficult games that we’ve ended up winning. Clinching this LaLiga title is beautiful, it’s very hard to put into words. It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever achieved”.