Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has said he is pleased to keep extending the winning run the team is currently enjoying, but they need to take each game as it comes.
The records kept tumbling at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday night as Los Blancos saw off Celta Vigo 3-0. Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hatrick, taking his La Liga tally to 23 already this season. He also became the highest hat-trick scorer in league history, netting his 23rd treble for the club.
Los Blancos extended their winning run to 18 consecutive victories in all competitions, equaling the record set by Frank Rijaard’s Barcelona in the 2005-06 season.
Speaking to the club’s official website after the game, World Cup winner Kroos said the players are happy, but he warned against complacency setting in.
“The key is to keep up this consistency. We have to keep working like this and winning games. What’s most important isn’t the record for wins, but keeping on winning every game and staying in top spot,” he said.
Like many after the match, he also took time out to hail 29-year-old Ronaldo. He stated: “Cristiano Ronaldo is a really important player. He put in a very good match and was decisive once again. He’s always a key player and I hope he keeps it up.”