Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has revealed that Los Blancos’ players were overjoyed as they thrashed surprisingly fierce rivals Barcelona 8-2 in their humiliating Champions League exit at the hands of Bayern Munich last week.
Although Real were already out of the competition, they have won three titles since Barca last lifted the trophy, while also outdoing them in La Liga to claim the title this season. What did
Real Madrid win La Liga 2019-20/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images
Speaking to his brother Felix on his podcast ‘Einfach mal Luppen’ about the Real players’ reaction, Kroos refused to give too much away but admitted that no one was unhappy about his appearance as he had sent messages to each other in the squad’s WhatsApp. The group
“I shouldn’t say too much, but you can imagine there was no sadness. There was a bit of schadenfreude,” explained the German international.
Kroos also revealed that it was not the first time that Real players were delighted to see Barca lose a high-profile European game, with a similar reaction when they lost 3-0 to Roma in the 2018 quarter-finals. were, leading 4-1 on aggregate from the first leg.
Barcelona lost 8-2 against Bayern Munich in the Champions League/Pool/Getty Images
“People ran up and down in front of my room and shouted. I didn’t see who it was, but it must have been some of the other players,” he said.
Barcelona also suffered a heavy defeat in the Champions League last season, going down 4-0 at the hands of Liverpool, despite a healthy 3-0 first-leg lead. had gained the upper hand.
Earlier in 2016/17, Barca crashed out of Europe after losing 3-0 to Juventus.
The club’s last Champions League win came in 2015, which was also the last time they reached the final – their only finals appearance since 2011.
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