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Toni Kroos has responded with a sly dig after Mason Mount called out the Real Madrid midfielder in the wake of Chelsea's Champions League semi-final triumph.
Kroos's pre-game comments apparently wound up Mount as, after Chelsea's 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge, he said: "I saw one of their players [Kroos] saying he doesn't lose sleep over any of our players. Maybe he should lose sleep over us as a team."
The German ace has now fired back on Twitter, replying: "Still sleeping ok. But well done yesterday, congrats.
"Good luck in your first CL final," finished Kroos - which could well be a reminder that he has already appeared in three finals with Real Madrid, winning them all (and picking up another CL winners' medal with Bayern Munich).
The four-time Champions League winner, who also won the 2014 World Cup with Germany, was asked in the build up to Wednesday's second leg who would be the trickiest Chelsea player to face.
He replied: "The most difficult player to face at Chelsea? No player has ever taken my sleep in 15 years. They play well as a team but I can't tell you a name."
Not the most provocative quotes from Kroos pre-match, but they were clearly on the mind of Mount as he made sure to reference them after the game.
Timo Werner got the opening goal on the night and Mount himself fired home the second as Chelsea eased to a 3-1 aggregate victory - and will now face Manchester City in the third occasion that two Premier League sides have clashed in a Champions League final.
And Mount goes into the game with Kroos - apparently - still sleeping soundly and wishing him the best of luck.
(While also still reminding him he has a way to go before he's caught the 31-year-old Real star when it comes to European final appearances, of course.)
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