Kroos rues lack of creativity

10 January 2021 22:17:29 GMTPlus11

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has urged his side to "create more" after they were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw with Osasuna on Saturday.

After six wins in their previous seven league encounters, Los Blancos went into their clash with Osasuna with an opportunity to leapfrog rivals Atletico Madrid into top spot in La Liga.

We can't be happy with the result, because we want to fight to be first in the table and the draw doesn't help.

Toni Kroos

But in a snowy Pamplona, Zinedine Zidane's men looked short of ideas in the final third, managing only one shot on target at El Sadar against their host, who are in the relegation zone with only three wins from 17 games.

And former Bayern Munich midfielder Kroos has criticised his side's lack of innovation and is not happy with the result.

The draw helped Real move within a point of Atletico but Diego Simeone's men have three games in hand and Zidane's side now take a break from league action with two cup games on the horizon.

Speaking to Marca after the game, Kroos said: "We created very few chances and with our quality we have to create more, even if the pitch is difficult to play on.

"We knew this game would be against a rival that likes to defend. With the changes in the second half we tried to change what we lacked before the break.

"We can't be happy with the result, because we want to fight to be first in the table and the draw doesn't help."

Meanwhile, Real are 5.50 to win the Primera Liga this season, with Atleti 1.53 and Barcelona 4.33.

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