The difficult reinsertion of Kroos

Toni Kroos (31 years old) is getting closer to returning to the pitch every day. It could be this Tuesday against Sheriff Tiraspol, in the Champions League (he is summoned). If not, he could enjoy his first minutes of the season next weekend against him Spanish. The German seems already recovered, the pain of the pubalgia is every day less, and He already trains with the rest of his teammates in the City Sporty.

He has been working alone since last August 3, when the club announced the player’s injury. He had pain in the pubis for several months, but it had become unbearable during the end of last season, which ended with his participation in his last Eurocup with Germany. Therefore, he decided to stop indefinitely to try to return to full capacity. His last match for white was on May 9 (2-2 against Sevilla).

Kroos will have to work piecemeal if he wants to return to ownership. It will not be easy since, in addition to the lack of competitive rhythm after so many months of absence, he must manage to adapt to the fast and physical style of play that Ancelotti proposes. In the first matches of this second stage of the Italian has been seen as his two companions in the core in recent years, Casemiro and Modric, have suffered more in the defensive phase.

Since his arrival, the coach has always stressed the importance of adding more speed and strength to the game. For this reason, Fede Valverde has become a fundamental piece for the coach: the Uruguayan has played from the beginning all the games since the season began. He has also participated regularly Camavinga, who despite his youth has shown an impressive display. Both together with Modric, increasingly worn, are the rivals of Kroos for a place in the eleven.

For now, the most important thing is that Ancelotti is going to recover one more piece and not just any one. Kroos has been a fundamental player in the recent successes of the white team. His presence, although it is difficult for him to enter the dynamics, is a plus to fight for the titles.

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* Data updated as of September 26, 2021