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Liverpool defender names Real Madrid icon ‘best midfielder in the world’



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Andrew Robertson, who plays as a left-back for Scotland and Liverpool, had high praise for Toni Kroos, the Real Madrid legend who has now retired from club football. 

Robertson, who will soon be playing against Germany, called Kroos “the best midfielder in the world.”

The Liverpool left-back spoke about his team’s upcoming debut in the Euro Cup, where they will face Germany, the host nation, in the opening match. 

In his view, one player stands out above the rest: Toni Kroos, who has been a key player for Real Madrid for the last ten years.

Robertson’s acknowledgement of Kroos

Robertson acknowledged that it is widely expected that Germany will control most of the game because of their possession skills, largely thanks to Kroos, whom he considers the world’s best in midfield. 

He emphasised that when Scotland does get possession of the ball, they will need to make the most of those opportunities.

Andrew Robertson thinks Toni Kroos is the best midfielder in the world. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

“It is no secret that Germany will dominate possession of the ball because they have the best midfielder in the world: Toni Kroos,” said the left-back as quoted by Mundo Deportivo

He also stressed the importance of his team staying calm and being hard to beat. He mentioned that their strategy would involve trying to frustrate the German team as much as possible. 

If they can manage to do this, Robertson is hopeful that it will lead to a positive result for Scotland.

“When we have the ball we will have to take advantage of it. We have to be calm, difficult to beat and try to frustrate them as much as we can. If we do achieve, I hope it is enough to obtain a good result,” he added.

It must be noted that while Kroos has already played his last game for Real Madrid, the Euros will be the final international assignment of his career as he will bid farewell to the game once and for all.

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Just in: Real Madrid’s defensive target picks up fresh injury



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Real Madrid are in active negotiations with LOSC Lille for the transfer of Leny Yoro. After weeks of impasse, the club appear to have made some ground in the race to sign the Frenchman.

However, should the Yoro deal fall through in the coming weeks, Real Madrid have identified Lazio’s Mario Gila as the ideal alternative.

Formerly of RM Castilla, Gila currently plies his trade for Lazio and has emerged as a key defensive lynchpin for the Italian outfit, impressing onlookers with his technique and discipline.

Mario Gila picks up fresh injury

However, in a major development, it appears Mario Gila has picked up a fresh injury during training, reports Diario AS.

In the pre-season camp at Auronzo di Cadore, Gila appears to have fractured his left foot and could be out for several weeks.

Fresh setback for Mario Gila (Photo by Marco Rosi – SS Lazio/Getty Images)

Lazio confirmed the defender’s injury, stating, “Mario Gila underwent clinical and instrumental examinations which revealed a fracture of the phalanx of the big toe of his left foot, suffered during training.”

Gila has started taking the appropriate treatment and the extent of his injury will be known soon. However, as things stand, the defender could be out for at least the next few weeks.

What does this mean for Real Madrid?

Mario Gila’s fresh injury setback is sure to dwindle any hopes of a potential return to Real Madrid this summer.

In any case, Gila’s chances of returning to Santiago Bernabeu were slim given that Real Madrid have finally made some ground in the deal to sign top defensive target Leny Yoro.

Los Blancos, though, would have liked having someone like Gila available as an alternative, especially with LOSC Lille still demanding a fortune for the Frenchman.

Unfortunately, that might not be an option anymore, no thanks to Gila’s injury. The club, though, will keep a close eye on the Spaniard’s injury situation, knowing he could return to fitness before the end of the summer break.

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