Know Your Enemy: Germany midfielder Toni Kroos

Wednesday March 19th, 2014
Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has taken his game to new heights at Bayern Munich under Pep Guardiola.
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If he's used deeper, that energy will still be evident, but he also poses a risk making runs from deep, arriving late in the box. As Arsenal has discovered over the past two seasons in the Champions League, he is more than capable of scoring goals from outside the box. He is an old-fashioned, box-to-box midfielder who has adapted his style to the modern game, and it says much for his effectiveness for Bayern that, as of this week, he had completed more than 10 percent more passes in the final third than any other player in the Bundesliga.

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