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Toni Kroos: He explains his interview freak

Tony Kroos
He explains his interview freak

Toni Kroos at the Champions League final in Paris.

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In his podcast, Toni Kroos explained in detail what bothered him in the scandalous interview after the CL final. There was no sorry.

His brother Felix Kroos (31) had according to Twitter “fear” of the new podcast episode: After all, Toni Kroos (32) left ZDF reporter Nils Kaben (54) in the middle of the live interview after the Champions League final. After his victory with Real Madrid over Liverpool FC, the international did not want to hear any critical questions.

Now the Kroos brothers have recorded a new episode of their podcast “Einfach mal Luppen”. And of course the interview scandal was the most important topic.

“I got up and read a few comments,” says Toni Kroos about the night after Saturday’s success. In which he only slept for two or three hours: “It was more about the interview than the game, but that’s not bad.”

According to his own statement, the world champion was no longer angry about the unsuccessful conversation with Kaben. “I was just annoyed at the moment. Of course we had to survive two or three pressure phases, I said that when I asked the question,” explains Kroos in the podcast. “But that’s normal. What do you expect? That we dominate Liverpool for 90 minutes?”

Nils Kaben had probed straight after the game as he saw Liverpool as a better team. Toni Kroos ended the interview with the words “You had 90 minutes to think about sensible questions and then you ask me two shitty questions”.

Won undeservedly? “I don’t give a shit in the final”

The midfielder also criticized Kaben’s questioning technique in the podcast. “You can ask again during the interview: ‘How did you see the game itself?’ I wouldn’t have said that we played them against the wall from the first minute to the 90th,” said Kroos. “I’ll be the first to say that overall it was even and Liverpool probably had a few more chances. But we won the game, just like we have in the last few months.”

Kroos accuses the reporter of trying to mislead him into saying that the win was undeserved. But winning the title, his fifth in the Champions League, is all that matters for Kroos. “But instead it’s like, ‘I want to hear you guys deservedly won.’ I don’t give a shit in the final, you have to win that.”

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