KROOS: WE CAN WIN
Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has said that Bayern Munich have the ability to win the Champions League this season.
Barcelona have been dominating the Champions League in the last few years, with the Spanish club winning the title two times in the last three years. This has meant that Barcelona will be the undoubted favourites for the Champions League this season as well, although Toni Kroos things differently. This is because Bayern Munich have been totally unstoppable in the domestic league, where they have suffered only a few blips this season.
Toni Kroos has said that he expects them to come out all guns blazing in the second half of the season as well. They will be facing Swiss side FC Basel in the last 16 knockout stages of the Champions League. Even though Toni Kroos believes that the side that are knocked out in Manchester United will be able to threaten Bayern Munich, the Germans have enough quality to come out successfully on the other side. Barcelona have also been struggling for form this season, which has been clearly denoted by their poor away from. Barcelona have won just one match in the last five away from home and it is something that will not help them retain their title this season.
As a result, other clubs are being favoured as we get closer to the last 16 knockout stages of this Premier competition. “Talking about the Champions League, you can’t go ‘we will win the title. Of course it’s great that the final will take place in Munich. But I think you can’t look beyond the next round. We know who we’ll play in that stage. Apart from that there are enough top teams who could also say ‘we want to win the Champions League,” Toni Kroos said about the Champions League prospects for Bayern Munich.