Toni Kroos refuses to pin the blame on Raphael Varane as he admits to being disappointed by his side’s Champions League exit.
Fingers were pointed at Raphael Varane after Real Madrid were eliminated from the Champions League on Friday night.
And rightfully so – It was a comedy of errors from Varane, who let Gabriel Jesus bully him off the ball for the first goal in the first half before repeating his blunder in the second half for City’s second goal.
The French center-back even took the fall all on himself after the match, admitting that he should have done a lot better.
Toni Kroos admits that his side made little efforts in allowing their opponents to breach their defense.
“We didn’t play a good first half and helped them with the goals. After that, it will, of course, be difficult to turn the game around,” he told reporters, according to Goal.
“Rapha played an outstanding season, there are no accusations.”
The German midfielder then stated that he will refrain from following the remainder of the Champions League and instead go on a summer holiday.
“I want to win every title that is possible,” he added. “So at the moment, I’m disappointed. Then I’m looking forward to a holiday. I probably won’t watch the rest of the competition.”