Toni Kroos doesn't know how to replace Cristiano's 50 goals
- Toni Kroos predicts that Real Madrid will have certain difficulties with scoring 50 goals without CR7
- The defence is still Madrid's strength and the German warns rivals it will be difficult to beat Los Blancos
"His 50 goals a season are not easy to replace," Kroos said in an interview with Kicker. "Cristiano has been an important building block in our team over the past few years and a decisive factor in our success.
"But we will be hard to beat again this year," Toni added.
Cristiano Ronaldo indeed had an enormous importance for the team:
51% - ?? Cristiano Ronaldo has been involved in 51% of Real Madrid’s goals in the Champions League since his arrival at the club in 2009/10 (132/257):— OptaJean ⭐⭐ (@OptaJean) April 12, 2018
105 goals ⚽️
27 assists ?️
Check Ronaldo's last season's stats (via Transfermarkt):
Cristiano Ronaldo has left Real Madrid this summer and join Juventus for a fee of approximately 100 million euros.
Los Blancos haven't signed any big player since the Portuguese star's exit with Eden Hazard allegedly being the club's main transfer target.
Ronaldo's place on the left flank of Madrid's attack was occupied by the 18-year-old Brazilian newcomer Vinicius during the preseason US tour and the winger was able to impress Real Madrid fans:
I already love Vinicius Jr so much, what a magician!— OMAR ? (@Omaaar96) August 4, 2018
Who will score these 50 goals?