Toni Kroos has admitted that Real Madrid team are “all messed up ” after shocking 2-0 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in Tuesday champions league clash.
Real Madrid needed to avoid defeat to the Ukrainian side to secure a place in the next round of the competition, but the loss has now thrown the group open in which all four clubs can qualify on the final match day of the group stage.
The 13th times’ winner of Europe biggest football event have shown signs of struggles even in the domestic league and that struggle was evident against Shakhtar.
Speaking to Goal after the game, Kroos said: “It’s all messed up, this season we are struggling to score goals.
“It’s not a physical issue. I’m fine but when you lose its all negative. We have to keep working and try to win the last game.
“If you are on a winning run you’ve obviously got more confidence than if you’re losing – that’s normal. As a team, you feel better when you win, but we have to win again; continue working.”
Zinedine Zidane side currently sits fourth on the la Liga table,7 points behind leaders Real Sociedad with a game in hand. Real is looking unlikely to be a repeat of previous seasons where the Champions League has offered respite from domestic troubles.
However, coach Zinedine Zidane is optimistic Los Blancos will bounce back from the loss. “What happened today was a shame because we didn’t deserve it, but now we’ll have to win the next match. But, we’re going to believe and we’re going to fight.”