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‘Winning La Liga was the target,’ says Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos

Real Madrid were crowned the La Liga champions for the 34th time after they bear Villarreal 2-1 on Thursday.

SNS | New Delhi |

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has said that winning the La Liga was their target at the beginning of the 2019-20 season and that they deserved to win the title after the way they played. Kroos also said that the players had kept themselves motivated during the COVID-19 lockdown.

“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,” Kroos was quoted as saying on the official website of Real Madrid.

“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,” the Germany international added.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid were crowned the La Liga champions for the 34th time after they bear Villarreal 2-1 on Thursday at the empty Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. Their cause was strengthened further by the unexpected 1-2 defeat of Barcelona at the hands of Osasuna.