Toni Kroos Discusses Germany’s “Magic Triangle” Ahead of Euro 2020 Knockout Stage

Toni Kroos Discusses Germany’s “Magic Triangle” Ahead of Euro 2020 Knockout Stage

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DFB team, news: Toni Kroos explains Germany’s “magic triangle”

Toni Kroos sees the three German “number tens” in a double key role for the rest of the tournament at the home European Championship. “We finally have players again who are able to play in small spaces and not lose the ball straight away, that was a bit of a problem,” Kroos said in his podcast about the magical attacking triangle with Jamal Musiala, captain Ilkay Gündogan and Florian Wirtz.

The trio feels “comfortable” in the small spaces and can “be dangerous” to their opponents there. You need that when you play against teams that defend deep. I hope that their confidence continues to grow, because there will be teams in the tournament that make these spaces even smaller and defend even better,” Kroos added.

Then it will be important for the three-man line in front of him to act cleverly. “It will be a real art in the knockout phase” to decide when to dribble and risk losing the ball, said Kroos. “Of course we need them to keep trying,” but one mistake, just one “poor performance can mean the end,” warned Kroos.

In the round of 16 and in the final group match against Switzerland on Sunday (9 p.m./ARD and MagentaTV) in Frankfurt, “we will face a different quality” than against Scotland (5:1) and Hungary (2:0), Kroos stressed. In the preliminary round final, he expects “the strongest group opponent”.

The third success in a row and the associated group victory, added the 34-year-old, would be “very good and important to stay in the flow, to take this statement with us – and then we will be prepared for what is to come.” Kroos is counting on the character of the team. “It is a very, very good group of players and people. I hope that this mix will keep us in the tournament for a while longer.”

2024-06-21 05:30:00
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