Zidane: Demands of coaching Real Madrid are 'exhausting'

by Steven Clarke February 19, 2018, 0:30
Zidane: Demands of coaching Real Madrid are 'exhausting'

Kroos is set for around two weeks on the sidelines after the LaLiga club confirmed that he has picked up a knee injury.

However, the 12-time European champions have struggled to keep pace with Barcelona this term and are now 20 points adrift of their arch rivals in fourth place in the La Liga standings.

While Real did not say how long the 28-year-old German would be out for, they will hope to have him back in time for the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie away to Paris Saint-Germain on March 6.

"In a team like Real Madrid, arguments always arise when things are not going well", Kroos said, via Marca .

A double from Cristiano Ronaldo helped Madrid to their first-leg win over PSG, putting them on track for the quarter-finals.

Before that, Madrid face a run of five league games in 14 days, including a rescheduled trip to near neighbours Leganes next Wednesday.

'We have gone through a hard phase, but in recent weeks we have raised our level and I am confident that we will be very successful going forward.

In its way is in-form Betis, which has won its last two games in the league and also claimed a 1-0 victory over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu earlier this season.

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