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Kroos divulges details of Ronaldo chat following Portugal's Germany defeat


Toni Kroos has revealed what he and Cristiano Ronaldo talked about as they were seen chatting following Germany’s Euro 2020 win over Portugal.

Kroos and his former team-mate were seen enjoying a good old chinwag after Germany beat the reigning champions 4-2 to blow the tournament’s ‘Group of Death’ wide open.

Their chat fuelled speculation of a return to Real Madrid for Ronaldo, who has been linked with a move away from Juventus this summer.

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have also been touted as potential destinations for the 36-year-old, while Barcelona president Joan Laporta is said to be keen on uniting him with Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo was seen covering his mouth while talking to Kroos after Saturday’s game in Munich.



Cristiano Ronaldo spoke to Toni Kroos after Portugal's Euro 2020 defeat to Germany
Cristiano Ronaldo spoke to Toni Kroos after Portugal’s Euro 2020 defeat to Germany

But the Los Blancos midfielder said they were just having a catch-up having not seen each other since Ronaldo left the Bernabeu in 2018.

“I played with Ronaldo for four seasons,” said the Germany international on the on the Einfach mal Luppen podcast he shares with his brother Felix.

“And I am not exaggerating when I say that I had the greatest successes with him and thanks to him.

“We were neighbours in the dressing room throughout that period and I was glad to see him.

“We haven’t seen each other for a long time, [Real] haven’t played against Juventus.

“We talked briefly about the match and the upcoming matches.”

Germany face Hungary in their final Group E game on Wednesday night, while Portugal play France.

Any of the four teams in the tightly-contested group can still qualify – and Kroos said he hopes to see his pal appear again in the later stages.

“I wish them the best of luck, I hope they qualify for the next round, just like us,” he said. “Also, I asked how Italy suited him because he has been there for three years.”

Kroos played alongside Ronaldo for four years after joining Madrid in 2014, and together they won three Champions Leagues titles plus a La Liga crown.

And he revealed they swapped shirts afterwards as a souvenir of their Euro 2020 clash.

“After a game you don’t have all the time in the world,” he said.

“In the dressing room we exchanged shirts. I liked seeing him again.”





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