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Real Madrid veteran outlines his goal for next season: “Really want to win La Liga”

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Toni Kroos’ renewal with Real Madrid did not come easy. The German international contemplated retiring from the game, but in the end, committed his near future to the club once again.

Over his long spell with the Merengues, Kroos has won it all. In fact, he recently opened up about how his time at the club weighed up against the expectations he held during his transfer.

“When I arrived in Madrid I used to always say, ‘I hope to win the Champions League’. I was expecting great things but not to this level.”

The German has won the prestigious UCL title five times, four of which came with Real Madrid. While one would expect him to be satisfied having won everything there is to conquer, that is not the case.

In a recent interview, Kroos revealed his ambitions for the upcoming campaign. Of the various competitions he is set to compete in, he named one as the title he desired the most (h/t Madrid Xtra).

“I really want to win the La Liga trophy this season,” he said.

Real Madrid fell 10 points behind champions Barcelona in La Liga last season, losing eight of their 38 games in the process. They scored five more goals than the Blaugrana over the season but also conceded 16 more.

In the end, Real Madrid ended the season with the Copa del Rey and the FIFA Club World Cup to show for it. The cup was the only trophy missing from Kroos’ cabinet, but his hunger for the league title is understandable for it is a larger exploit.

Looking ahead to the 2023/24 campaign, Carlo Ancelotti’s focus will once again be on the UCL. However, it will be critical for him to ensure that the league is given equal prominence. Consistency will be key.

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The real hero: Real Madrid player saves a couple from drowning in Maldives

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Real Madrid loanee and Almeria player Sergio Arribas is being hailed as a hero after saving a couple from drowning in the Maldives.

Arribas was on vacation in the Maldives with his girlfriend when he noticed a couple struggling to stay afloat while snorkelling. Without hesitation, he jumped into the water to assist them, reports MARCA.

As per the report, the couple had drifted too far from the shore and were struggling to keep their heads above water. Arribas reached them and helped them back to the shore, where they were met by a group of people who had rushed to their aid.

Fans and coaches alike are lauding Arribas for his quick thinking and bravery in a situation that could have had tragic consequences.

Arribas is currently on loan at Almeria from Real Madrid. He made 34 league appearances for the club this past season, scoring nine goals while mustering five assists. He is expected to return to Real Madrid at the end of the season.

Arribas’ impressive performances on loan have raised many eyebrows inside the Real Madrid camp and it will be interesting to see whether or not the youngest becomes a part of the Real Madrid setup in the coming season.

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