While Toni Kroos has an impeccable range of passing, from short to long, his most undervalued ability is his press resistance which is perfectly captured in this video.

What is press resistance you ask? Well, it's being able to withstand high pressure from the opposition when you are in possession of the ball.

Though it becomes a whole lot clearer when demonstrated by the Real Madrid maestro.

(Watch Kroos' anti-pressing tactics:)

Credit: via YouTube

A brilliant insight into the mind of Kroos. The best in the business?

Real Madrid luring Kroos to Spain for just £20 million from Bayern Munich still remains one of the steals of the century. God knows how much he's worth in today's inflated transfer market.

Kroos in action for Real Madrid, this season. Image: PA

Real Madrid's famous attacking trident often attracts most of the headlines, though the midfield of trio Kroos, Luka Modric and Isco is slowly garnering the plaudits they rightfully deserve.

They were even compared to Barcelona's iconic midfield by Rio Ferdinand.

After Real Madrid's Champions League semi-final victory against cross-town rivals Atletico last season, Ferdinand claimed they're the best midfield since Xavi, Busquest and Iniesta.

"We were purring," he said following their heroics in the middle of the park on BT Sports.

Xavi, Busquets & Iniesta, among others, celebrate winning the Champions League. Image: PA

"I've not seen anything like this since Xavi, Busquets & Iniesta. They couldn't get near them."

"The way they used to take the life out of teams with the way they passed, their movement, the way they inter-change, the way they just played off each other," Ferdinand added.

Real Madrid line up for the Champions League final. Image: PA

"You can't get near him, the players are in space, they overloaded them in midfield.

"There's also the ability when they're in tight situations to take the ball and turn out of trouble, open the game up and make it look so easy.

Take a bow, Kross, Modric and Isco. Geniuses in action. Enjoy them while you can.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a writer at SPORTbible. He is a combat sport aficionado and contributes to boxing and MMA articles.

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