Toni Kroos has admitted that Barcelona’s capitulation against Bayern Munich left him and his Real Madrid team-mates celebrating via their Whatsapp group.
Barca endured one of the most humiliating nights in their history as they were put to the sword by the German giants in the Champions League quarter-final last Friday.
And as bitter rivals of the Spanish club, Kroos admitted there was little sympathy on offer from those associated with Real who also pipped Barca to the Spanish title this term.
Speaking on his podcast, he said: ‘You could not show everything (in public), but you can imagine there was no mourning them. There was a lot of Schadenfreude.’
The German midfielder also stated it is not the first time Real players have celebrated Barca’s demise having done so two years ago when they threw away a 4-1 aggregate lead over Roma to lose in the Champions League quarter-finals.
The German World Cup winner claimed how ‘players ran up and down outside his room screaming.’
Kroos had another reason to celebrate Barca’s defeat as he is a former Bayern player.
He has backed his former club to come out on top in Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final over Lyon before going on to win the competition.
He said: ‘It looks to me that Bavaria will win and that would be absolutely fine.
‘Their results are enough to make Bayern favourites. I think Bayern will win. They are the best of the remaining teams. ‘