“They push their team, but also respect us, there was no hate,” Toni Kroos praises Celtic support

Real Madrid superstar Toni Kroos has been speaking about just how special an experience it was playing at Celtic Park last week with the incredible hate-free atmosphere created by the Celtic support giving Real’s vastly expereinced German midfielder one of his best career moments.

Speaking in his Einfach mal Luppen Podcast the 32 year old Real Madrid star, who thought he has expereinced everything in the game, raved about an incredible night at Celtic Park with the noise from the brilliant Celtic support blowing him away.

Glasgow, Scotland, 6th September 2022. Toni Kroos of Real Madrid and Celtic captain Callum McGregor during the UEFA Champions League Group F match at Celtic Park, Photo Neil Hanna / Sportimage 

CSC Switzerland provides the Celtic support with translation via a post this morning on Twitter.

“I was being asked several times which (away) stadium is my favourite. And there is a new number 1, I can tell you! Celtic Park. It has been just crazy!

“We came out and the atmosphere was good. But then the Champions League anthem came up and I thought the stadium will crash down. And then they did it again (when the did the huddle).

“When we lined up for the team picture I told David Alaba that it feels like we are already 0-2 down. Just insane!

David Alaba, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric celebrate Real Madrid’s third goal during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Celtic FC and Real Madrid at Celtic Park on September 06, 2022. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“The first 20 minutes they pressed incredibly on us and had chances. The fans pushed them even more. The fans kept going till the end, even when we scored the third, they still were pushing the team. And then the made changes near the end and the whole stadium got off their feet.

“The real special thing was, not only did they push their team, but also respect us, there was no hate.

“I am used to a lot over all those years. But this really impressed me heavily. A great experience!”

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