"Kroos'ing to la undécima"- The Official Welcome Toni Kroos Thread

Discussion in 'Real Madrid' started by Lyra, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. trts

    trts Member+

    Feb 3, 2007
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    Real Madrid
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    Bosnia-Herzegovina
    So I'm guessing he'll get #8? But who will be our #10? When Ozil left, we didn't have a #10 for the reason of the season.

    James? :D
     
  2. Eddie

    Eddie Member+

    Oct 19, 2005
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    Pass Master, i like that :D.
     
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  3. surgeon

    surgeon Member+

    Aug 28, 2012
    We play 4 3 3. We don't need one.. :D
     
  4. Style

    Style Member+

    May 8, 2009
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    #29 Style, Jul 17, 2014
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    Still would have preferred Pogba to have been our CM signing but it seems the management preferred to go for a static dictator of play rather than for a dynamic box to box midfielder. He is very similar to Illara and Alonso. Anyways I wish him well here and hopefully he can play a key part in our future success.
     
  5. azriel

    azriel Member+

    Sep 7, 2005
    San Diego, USA
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  6. Fuera del Juego

    Fuera del Juego Member+

    May 10, 2007
    New Haven
    I'm most excited about the longball completion stat. The other pass stats are inflated by Guardiola's system and I'm not sure how'll they'll translate here, but those longballs seem perfect for us given our speedy false winger talent.
     
  7. madridismo

    madridismo Member+

    Feb 28, 2007
    Scandinavia
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    --other--
    Really curious to see how Carlo imagines all the pieces fitting together.

    Honestly, my first guess and biggest feeling has been that he is coming to replace Alonso in the lineup. We'll try to get him to be Xabi's natural successor.

    If not that, I can also see Modric taking on Di Maria's role of the energetic, disruptive box-to-box player, especially since when earlier Carlo was asked if he will turn Modric into Pirlo, his answer was that Luka needs to be a lot more vertical than Pirlo to give his best.

    So in that case, I can see a line up of -

    Modric---Kroos---Khedira

    or something working fine as well. Then Isco can rotate with Modric, and Xabi with Kroos.
     
  8. raven3k

    raven3k Member+

    May 31, 2007
    Madrista land
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    Real Madrid
    This.

    Welcome to Madrid Kroos, best of luck and hope lots of success.
     
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  9. MadridOzil

    MadridOzil Member+

    Jun 6, 2011
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    It's not official until...

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    A good highlight of him from a key game last season in the CL



    Welcome Kroos :D
     
  10. Umar

    Umar Member+

    Sep 13, 2005
    One step ahead
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    Palestine
    Very excited about this. I would play him and Modric together as the 8 and 10, with a holder behind, but Kroos allows a lot of tactical variation in the midfield three. He can play any position there.

    I only see him playing the holder if Sami or a similar strongly defensive box to box player plays as the 8. I wouldn't move Modric back, it stops him from those little darts forward that he is so brilliant at.

    Kroos and Modric in the same midfield is going to be lovely to watch, it's the best possession midfield in the world IMO. And we already have the best counter-attacking forward line in the world. This signing allows us to play both ways.

    One of Khedira or Di Maria will probably be sold but I'm not too fussed about that tbh. Both really good players but they can be starters elsewhere and they will probably be on the bench a lot of the time next season if they stay.
     
  11. raven3k

    raven3k Member+

    May 31, 2007
    Madrista land
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    Beat any system any how without breaking a sweat. Its the ultimate playing style being able to counter any style with a small change.
     
  12. Alma Merengue

    Alma Merengue Member+

    May 5, 2005
    Toni, Toni, Toni! It feels good! (testing they youngens :cool:)

    Bienvenido al Real Madrid.
     
  13. janos audron

    janos audron Member+

    Apr 12, 2010
    That pass at 1.44 was sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.
     
  14. Hsain85

    Hsain85 Member+

    Mar 28, 2006
    Bahrain
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    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I am not very excited about this signing which is a very good sign, because when I am not, they usually work out very well.
     
  15. mymy33

    mymy33 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 15, 2007
    I feel it all in my head, I feel it all in my feet, I feel it all in my heart...ooooh.....it feels go-od yeah!

    Indeed, welcome Toni and best wishes for much success in your time here because ultimately your success is our success! :thumbsup:
     
  16. libran83

    libran83 Member

    Jun 26, 2006
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    Real Madrid
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    United States
    Mundo Deportivo: "El Real Madrid presenta esta tarde a Kroos, una operación de más de 100 'kilos' "

    lol, these Cule "journalists" stay salty. I love it. :D

    Bienvenido Toñito Kroos! :)
     
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  17. Umar

    Umar Member+

    Sep 13, 2005
    One step ahead
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    Palestine
    Just think. We were linked with Rakitic earlier this summer, decent enough player but I would have been depressed if we'd signed him.

    Now we get World Cup winner Kroos, and Rakitic is the heir to Xavi (that role which formerly belonged to Thiago and then Fabregas).

    Things could be soooooooooo much worse right now :D
     
  18. MadridOzil

    MadridOzil Member+

    Jun 6, 2011
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    Medical [​IMG]
     
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  19. Madrid_1902

    Madrid_1902 Member+

    Jul 6, 2005
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    What a relief he wore an Adidas t-shirt to the medical. :barefoot:
     
  20. Ƭяιиιтʏ

    Ƭяιиιтʏ Member+

    May 11, 2014
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    ok....this has to be my favourite thread title thus far....love it

    we want it ALL this season
     
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  21. mymy33

    mymy33 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 15, 2007
    :laugh:
     
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  22. raven3k

    raven3k Member+

    May 31, 2007
    Madrista land
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    Real Madrid
    Kroos is the Ninth.

    ie The Ninth German to join our Club.
     
  23. Jehuisthere

    Jehuisthere Member

    Feb 16, 2005
    Toronto
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    Real Madrid
    Brilliant price and player. Very pleased about this signing! :thumbsup:
     
  24. Alma Merengue

    Alma Merengue Member+

    May 5, 2005
    #49 Alma Merengue, Jul 17, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2014
    In case Toni thought fancy-shmancy hi-tech stuff was only available in Germany!

    Toni's level of madridismo is being checked before he's allowed into his room at Valdebebas.


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  25. MadridFan22304

    MadridFan22304 Member+

    Apr 26, 2012
    DC
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    It's possible we never lose another game again, ever.
     
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