Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has hit back at Mason Mount and insists he still won’t be losing any sleep over Chelsea, though wished the Blues good luck in the Champions League.
The west Londoners held Real to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their semi-final showdown last week and then produced a superb display at Stamford Bridge in the second leg to seal a 2-0 win and progress to the final in Istanbul, where they will take on Manchester City.
Mount wrapped up the win, netting late on, and after the game took aim at Kroos over some comments he made before the match.
Asked if he was feeling any pressure before taking on Chelsea, Kroos had said: “In my 15 years of playing football, I’ve never lost sleep.”
Mount responded in kind after knocking Kroos and Real out, telling CBS Sports: ‘I saw one of their players say before that he doesn’t lose sleep over individuals.
“But as a team, they need to lose sleep over us as a team. We give so much, we defend for our lives. You saw that in not many chances that we gave away. We are solid and we need to keep that going.”
Now Kroos has reacted again, standing by his previous comments, though he did graciously applaud Chelsea on their win and wished them well against Manchester City.
Quote-tweeting Mount’s comments, Kroos wrote on Twitter: “Still sleeping OK. ‘But well done yesterday. Congrats. Good luck in your first Champions League final.”
Isabelle da Silva has changed her mind about Timo Werner after the Germany international scored Chelsea’s opening goal in the Blues win over Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League semi final at Stamford Bridge.
Thiago Silva’s wife she ripped into Werner just a week ago for his performance in the Champions League semi final first leg in Spain.
However all is now forgiven! Following the German’s 28th minute goal, Belle jumped back on social media, this time shouting and told Werner she “loved” him after all and that he was “the best”. “Werner, very good. That’s what I’m talking about,” she said in a new video. “You know how to score a goal. You’re the best, my friend! Love you!”
Timo Werner joked it felt like ‘hours’ for the ball to fall out of the sky before he could head it home.
In his post-match interview with BT Sport, the Germany international said: “The last 10 minutes I was screaming a lot. I had no voice.
“When we started with the manager we were 10th in the league and now we reach everything – on the road to the top four, we can win the Champions League and the FA Cup.
“Our team is incredible. How we control the rhythm against a team with world-class players. We are young but not stupid to make easy mistakes.
“I had to wait a long time for the ball to come down. It took hours. ‘It was an easy goal. But the chances we create was very good. In the end, it was not easy to play against Real Madrid but we did it very well.’
Sergio Ramos has reacted to Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final defeat to Chelsea via social media, insisting that although he and his teammates feel “f*cked” at the moment, the league is still up for grabs.
Madrid’s quest for a record-extending 14th European Cup was ended on Tuesday night as they suffered a 2-0 defeat in the second leg of their last-four clash with the Blues at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea progressed to the final 3-1 on aggregate, leaving the Blancos with only the La Liga title left to play for this season, but Ramos tried to remain upbeat after the loss.
The Madrid captain took to Instagram and Twitter to send a message to the club’s supporters, which he opened with the Spanish swear word ‘Jodidos’, report Goal.
The Spaniard still believes the Blancos can salvage a La Liga title triumph from an otherwise disappointing season.
“F*cked, yes. But we’re not finished,” Ramos wrote. “A history built on victories but Real Madrid has always risen from defeats.
“The league title is still there for us and we’re up for it.”
Chelsea stars were resolute in their quest to win the ultimate club laurels in Europe as they set up an all-English Champions League final against Man City as they cruised past Real Madrid.
Goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount secured a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge in the second leg of their semi-final, handing the Blues a 3-1 aggregate victory.
Absolute Chelsea rated the perfomances of the Blues stars on the night.
Edouard Mendy – 8/10
His magnificent save from Benzema in the first half felt like a seminal moment with the Blues scoring just minutes later. Followed that up with another acrobatic denial of the Frenchman. They say he only keeps clean sheets because he does not face many shots – what say they now?
César Azpilicueta – 7/10 
He had to work hard for it over the two legs, but the ever reliable Chelsea skipper is now on the cusp of the big prize he dreamed of winning with his club. This was the easier night of the tie for him, pocketing his old friend Eden Hazard.
Andreas Christensen – 6/10
Seemed a little off the pace with a couple of late challenges in the first period. Grew into the game as it went on, but there’s no shame in looking the less solid part of the fearsome threesome that was Chelsea’s centre halves.
Thiago Silva – 8/10
Never seems to break a sweat, and he doesn’t need to. Surely has the best defensive positioning in the world, proving as such again tonight with maximum efficiency.
Antonio Rüdiger – 8/10
Rarely a game passes by without a speculative Antonio Rüdiger effort from range, and his attempt in the first ten minutes was a real crowd pleaser. An absolute rock at the back, the German is someone who deserves a Champions League final appearance the most after growing into a leader of men.
Ben Chilwell – 7/10
Made a mockery of the left flank, and Vinicius Jr, all night. Enjoyed space at will and looked a constant thorn in Los Merengue’s side.
Jorginho – 8/10
It’ll go understated, but his pressing and reading of the play tonight was second only to his illustrious midfield partner in the ‘double six’. Vital cog in this system, and he proved as such again tonight with a monster defensive performance.
N’Golo Kanté – 9/10
The man of Toni Kroos’ nightmares was back again. Kanté was nomadic, and the first goal was born of his dogged persistence to press high and press clever. With the World Cup winning Frenchman in this form, the Galacticos had lost before the game had started. Completely ran the show. Utterly world class.
Mason Mount – 8/10 
Didn’t see a lot of the ball in the early stages. When he did, he looked the most likely to make things happen. The sheer way he carried himself whilst running direct at the Real Madrid defence time and time again was a delight to watch, and he got his just reward through an intelligent poacher’s finish.
Timo Werner – 8/10 
Almost banished the disappointment of his first leg performance with a nicely taken finish early on, but failed to stay onside in the build up. Did stay onside, and most importantly stayed composed, to follow up for the eventual opener. Looked far more confident in his dribbling and decision-making, which is pleasing.
Kai Havertz – 8/10 
Could have gone one better over his brace he scored against Fulham in the Premier League, but the Stamford Bridge woodwork was not playing ball with him tonight. He was so unfortunate not to open the scoring with a delicious chip that his German counterpart converted, and Thibaut Courtois was well beaten by his header off the upright just minutes into the second half. Even still, he was in top gear tonight.
Casemiro admits Chelsea “were better than” Real Madrid in the second leg match at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues edging out the La Liga giants 4-1 on aggregate.
Chelsea took the lead in the 28th minute. Ngolo Kante did excellently carrying the ball deep from midfield, before Timo Werner popped up to score after good work from compatriot Kai Havertz.
Edouard Mendy was on fire in the first half, saving spectacularly from Karim Benzema, while at the other end former Chelsea man Thibaut Courtois made a key save around the hour mark to stop Havertz from doubling Chelsea’s lead.
He couldn’t stop what happened in the 85th minute, however, when Madrid finally gave way under relentless Chelsea pressure. Mason Mount was the man to deliver the killer second goal, finishing neatly after a cross-goal ball from the Christian Pulisic.
After the match, Casemiro said: “The first 25 minutes we played better, we had two chances with Karim.”
“Then there’s no explanation, they were better, they had more opportunities and there’s no excuse. We have to think about La Liga now, we have a difficult game against Sevilla, there’s no use in regret. We’re sad because it was a big game. They were better than us.”