It was all smiles in the Real Madrid camp last night after they scored twice and thwarted Chelsea’s comeback late on. As tends to be the case when you win.
One man who was visibly unhappy with the way things were going was Toni Kroos. At 3-0 down to Chelsea, Carlo Ancelotti was being criticised far and wide across and Toni Kroos added himself to those discontented voices.
Ancelotti decided to replace Kroos in the 73rd minute with Eduardo Camavinga, claiming he wanted to add more energy into the match.
That explanation didn’t cut it with the German World Cup winner however and he showed his frustration at the change as he came off, as reported by Marca.
In spite of all his accolades, Kroos will have a hard time arguing with his manager though. Following the changes Real Madrid scored two unanswered goals and ultimately, Camavinga was a key part of the turnaround.