Kroos: Madrid replacing Ronaldo tough

Toni Kroos has admitted Real Madrid will find it ‘really tough’ to replace Juventus-bound Cristiano Ronaldo due to his goal output.

The Portuguese star netted 450 goals in 438 matches for the European champions before joining the Bianconeri in a €100m deal earlier this summer.

“When you lose 50 goals over a season, it is really tough to replace,” Kroos is cited as telling German media outlet Kicker by Diario AS.

“Cristiano was hugely important to us over the years and he has been decisive for us in all of our success but I have no doubts we will be very hard to beat again.”

Madrid look set to give greater playing time to Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio this summer while 18-year-old Brazilian Vinicius Junior has also joined Madrid.

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