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‘Would have beaten them 4-0’ – Real Madrid superstar makes bold claim over El Clasico meeting



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Following the win over Barcelona over the weekend, Real Madrid are now the undisputed favourites to seal the league title.

The Spanish giants have a substantial 11-point lead at the top of the table, with just six games left before the season comes to an end.

Three days after the Barcelona win, Toni Kroos revealed what Carlo Ancelotti had told the team before and after the Mallorca game last week.

Ancelotti’s message to Real Madrid players

“Last week, before the Mallorca game, Carlo told us if we win this game, it’s done, we’ve won the title. But after we beat Mallorca, he told us ‘I lied to you! It’s done if we win next week vs Barca’,” Kroos said, as quoted by COPE.

This appears to be a trademark Ancelotti strategy. The Italian, after all, is known for his pragmatism and man-management skills.

Peas in a pod. (Photo via Getty)

Before the Mallorca game last week, Real Madrid had an eight-point advantage at the top. But with Barcelona also winning in the same week, Ancelotti realised El Clasico would be the ultimate difference-maker.

Sure enough, Los Blancos were able to secure a 3-2 victory at the Bernabeu, though the game witnessed a lot of controversies, including VAR’s decision to disallow Lamine Yamal’s effort on goal.

Toni Kroos on El Clasico

Other than revealing Ancelotti’s message to the group, Kroos also offered his thoughts on this most recent edition of El Clasico, branding it as a poor game.

Kroos added that Real Madrid could have won 4-0 if they had played to their full potential.

“Honestly, this El Clasico wasn’t a good game. Both teams didn’t play well. If we actually played well, we could’ve beaten them 4-0,” said the German.

Many experts would concur with Kroos’ remarks on the game, even though it witnessed no less than five goals.

Nevertheless, it is the win that matters, as far as Real Madrid are concerned and the club will look to move on to the next game, which will be played against Real Sociedad at the Anoeta on Friday.

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‘It’s a beautiful thing’ – Real Madrid megastar raring to play his sixth UCL final



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Real Madrid’s most crucial endeavour of the season edges closer as they gear up to take Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League final.

Emotions are sure to be running high not only because of the monumental occasion; but also because a certain Toni Kroos will be playing his final game in the royal white jersey.

The German will be parting ways after enjoying 10 trophy-filled seasons and will aim to add another to his illustrious cabinet before he travels to Germany for the Euros in what will officially be his last rodeo in professional football.

Now, speaking in the build-up to the grand showdown with Borussia, Kroos has given his two cents on the team’s preparation and the morale inside the locker room.

On the upcoming Champions League final

Kroos acknowledged it felt incredible to play his sixth final for the Merengues, but claimed none of this success would have been possible without the efforts of a cohesive team.

“My sixth final? It’s a beautiful thing. I was lucky to play for a team that was able to achieve these successes.

“I am part of this, but I do not like to be alone, there is always the team. Without a team, it is impossible to do this,” Kroos remarked during an interview with RMTV.

Additionally, the German midfielder argued that Real Madrid were in high spirits today and they have the potential to surprise people.

“Today I saw everyone enjoying and looking forward to. The final is on Saturday. There is a competitor that may surprise some people.”

Kroos will play his last game for Real Madrid on Saturday. (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

Furthermore, Kroos is eager to close his Real Madrid career on a high and claims this will be his last effort before riding off into the sunset.

“This will be my last effort for Real Madrid. Hala Madrid,” he exclaimed.

On his farewell game

Kroos played his final game at the Santiago Bernabeu against Real Betis recently, and his emotional substitution in the 86th minute marked a poignant farewell.

As Kroos came off the pitch, he confessed that seeing his daughter cry was a difficult pill to swallow and he will carry these special moments till the very end.

“I tried not to cry on Saturday but when I saw my daughter cry it changed. It was very difficult for me. I will never forget these moments. I will remember forever, my children and my wife too,” he said.

The 34-year-old also mentioned that whenever he feels like experiencing a tear-jerker, he will take a trip down memory lane by looking at the farewell pictures.

“Saturday was the night of a lifetime. If one day at home I want to cry, I will look at the farewell pictures.”

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