German international and Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos is fascinated by the prospect of potentially playing against former club Bayern Munich ahead of the UEFA Champions League quarter final draw on Friday.
Kroos played a prominent role for the Los Blancos as they cruised past AS Roma in the round of 16 while the Bavarians got past Juventus in an epic match that saw the Pep Guardiola.
“Bayern would be a great match for the quarters,” Kroos said at a sponsor’s event, AS reports, before discussing the team’s form and his previous location.
“It’s important to learn from our previous game and from the mistakes.
“There are a lot of differences [between La Liga and the Bundesliga]. There are a lot of levels within both Leagues, but in Germany it’s more aggressive and in Spain they want to play more football. The level is very similar.”
Jese was also present at the event and offered no preference for Madrid’s next opponent, and also looked back on Las Palmas, having been born on the island.
“Any team will be difficult in the quarter-finals. They’re all good,” the forward noted. We have to look at ourselves, stay focused and everyone give their maximum.
“Against Madrid every opponent plays the game of their life. It’s difficult. Las Palmas was special for me. I’d never played there in the Primera. I was pleased for the reception and the win.”