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Jamie Carragher told off by Real Madrid staff during awkward Toni Kroos interview

Jamie Carragher speaking to Toni Kroos.
-Credit: (Image: CBS Sports)


Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher ran the risk of upsetting Real Madrid staff during an on-field interview with Real Madrid hero Toni Kroos following their Champions League triumph.

The German put on a stellar performance in his 718th and final club appearance, aiding Real Madrid's 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium with goals from Dani Carvajal and Vinicius Junior securing the win.

The match marked Real's 15th Champions League victory and Kroos' sixth during his illustrious decade-long tenure with Madrid. The 34-year-old is set to represent Germany at Euro 2024 before retiring, having achieved 465 appearances, 28 goals and 98 assists for Los Blancos.

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Post-game, Carragher pulled Kroos aside for a heartfelt wrap-up of the evening's emotions on CBS Sports. Speaking about his feelings after the game, Kroos stated: "Yeah it could be (a) worse (to finish).

"That was the plan. Of course, it's difficult to plan this but it's crazy. Even though we didn't do our best match today obviously it seems in these games we're not able to lose."

Kroos continued: "We were pretty lucky in the first half we didn't do a good game. We changed some things. We tried to get more compact. The coach put Jude [Bellingham] right next to me to be a bit more compact in this area and I think it helped. After we scored we improved a lot and then there was no doubt. anymore, but first half we struggled.

"You don't lose finals. I think that's a good base to have. It's crazy when you see our route to the final in recent years. It becomes about quality, of course, but the mentality is crazy to even be the worst team and win these games. It's a lot of believing and I think that separates this club from all the others."

The interview took an awkward turn when a member of Real's media team gestured frantically to indicate that Jamie Carragher's time was up, but that didn't deter him from posing another question.

As Kroos responded to one of Carragher's final questions, the former defender couldn't help but glance at the agitated official, eager to move Kroos along to his next commitment. The 46-year-old found humour in the situation later tweeting a photo of himself eyeing the official and amusingly updated his Twitter profile picture to the same image.