‘Bayern won’t attack like with Pep’

Toni Kroos expects Bayern Munich to attack Real Madrid but not to the extent they did under Pep Guardiola in 2014.

Kroos joined Madrid from Bayern that same summer, shortly after Los Blancos had lifted the Champions League, having beaten Bayern in the semi-final after a 4-0 win at the Allianz Arena against a gung-ho home side.

“The Coach will tell us how we are going to play. It’s easy to predict what Bayern will do. They will attack from the beginning, but not throughout the game as they did with Guardiola,” Kroos said, AS reports.

“But I think at home, they will press and try to have a lot of possession. And I hope we find an answer to that.

“Robert Lewandowski vs. Cristiano Ronaldo? They are very valuable to their respective teams. I look at that and the way they play on the pitch, the attention they get from their opponents, that’s why they are two exceptional players.

“If Lewi doesn’t play? I always say that in the Quarter-Final of the Champions League and Madrid-Bayern, you want the teams to play with their best players.”

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