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Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos knows the pressure is on Germany after loss to France

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Germany needs to regroup and get ready for Portugal and Hungary.

France v Germany - UEFA Euro 2020: Group F Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Germany’s Toni Kroos was not altogether disappointed with his team’s 1-0 defeat to France, but the Real Madrid star knows things have become more complicated with the loss.

“I think we delivered a lot of what we had planned for this match. We played a decent game in my opinion and had enough chances to get a goal. An unlucky goal decided the game,” said Kroos (as captured by Tz).

Kroos understood how talented France was, but saw his team just fail to capitalize on their opportunities.

France v Germany - UEFA Euro 2020: Group F
Toni Kroos understands what lies ahead for Germany.
Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

“It was clear to us that they had class and that we couldn’t turn them off for more than 90 minutes. We checked a lot, I saw relatively few counterattacks from France. We could have made more of it in order to create another chance in certain situations,” Kroos said.

Even with seeing some promising things from his team, Kroos knows the pressure is now on the Germans to perform.

“If you lose the first game and only have three group games, the pressure is high. We don’t need to talk about it,” Kroos said.