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Real Madrid's Toni Kroos Gives Surprise First Answer When Naming Premier League Clubs

Ryan Sidle

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Real Madrid's Toni Kroos Gives Surprise First Answer When Naming Premier League Clubs

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Toni Kroos could have named any Premier League club, and could have gone with any of his side's Champions League rivals, but went first with a very surprise choice.

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Kroos, and his Real Madrid teammates, face Chelsea on Wednesday night, in the first leg of the quarter finals of the Champions League.

Los Blancos will be eyeing a 14th European title but if they are to do that they arguably have the hardest route, as they face the current champions now, will likely face last season's runners up Manchester City next and possibly Liverpool in the final.

With that being the case you'd think that those three English sides would be at the forefront of the thoughts of their players, including Kroos, but it's apparently not the case.

The former Bayern Munich midfielder was asked to name nine teams from England's top tier and he didn't even name any of the 'big six' until Tottenham Hotspur in third and upcoming opponents Chelsea weren't until fifth in the list.

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Most fans wouldn't have expected that Burnley would be named by Kroos at all in his list of nine, never mind the fact that they came up first.

There's no real reason for Sean Dyche's side to be in the World Cup winning midfielder's mind, unless he's really taking note of the relegation zone in England.

Things are certainly heating up towards the bottom half, with the Clarets facing relegation rivals Everton on Wednesday night, in a big six pointer.

If they manage to win, the Lancashire club could be just one point behind Frank Lampard's team, with only nine games of the season remaining.

Sean Dyche will be very happy his team have made such an impact on Kroos. Image: PA Images
Sean Dyche will be very happy his team have made such an impact on Kroos. Image: PA Images

If Kroos and his teammates do make it to Paris on May 28th, after the final was moved from St Petersburg following Russia's attack on Ukraine, then it could be the last one without a big opening ceremony.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has claimed that Europe's showpiece football final needs to up its game in order to be as 'big' as the NFL's Super Bowl.

The Qatari, who is now the chairman of the European Club Association, has claimed that the American Football annual finale seems like a 'bigger' deal right now than football's version.

The 400 million people who tune in to watch the game might have some sort of argument...

Topics: Real Madrid, Toni Kroos, La Liga, Champions League, Liverpool

Ryan Sidle
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