Toni Kroos has questioned Real Madrid fans who whistled Gareth Bale during Wednesday’s 3-0 victory over Apoel Nicosia.
The Welsh forward was audibly criticised when touching the ball by a section of the home support at the Bernabeu with Kroos calling for a halt to such actions.
“This is Real Madrid and everybody always demands the best of each players,” Kroos explained in the Bernabeu mixed zone after the match.
“Whistling your own player is sometimes what happens here and Gareth doesn’t deserve that...nobody deserves that.
“Football is football and there are games when it is impossible to play at your optimum level and when players are whistled, it doesn’t help anyone so people must realise this.”