Real Madrid Midfielder Claims Manager Zinedine Zidane Coaches Like a German

Toni Kroos has compared the coaching style of Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane to that of a German coach. 

Speaking to Marca, the German International said that Zidane demands a lot from his players in training as well as in matches, but knows this style of coaching is a major reason that Madrid have been so dominant since Zidane has been in charge. 

“We are all working very hard, especially during the first few weeks of pre-season. Zidane sometimes seems German due to the work that he has done with us,” he said.

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“He has made it clear that he always wants the hard work in training to be replicated in games.”

Real Madrid finished their pre-season tour of the United States on Wednesday night with a 4-2 penalty shootout victory over the MLS All-Stars, but Zidane is not pleased with his team’s performances going into the La Liga season.

After losses to Manchester City, Man United and Barcelona, Zidane spoke to  ESPN, saying: “The sensation overall is not good, It’s good that we got the result, but the sensation is not positive overall. We only won one out of four games.

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Los Blancos start their La Liga campaign away at Deportivo La Coruna, and Zidane will be hoping that his teams pre-season form does not continue.