Real Madrid midfielder, Toni Kroos, has stated that even though there usually is a lot of a pressure that comes with games of this magnitude, but that Real Madrid has got the players with the experience needed to handle any difficult situation.
Kross said this ahead of Wednesday’s first leg semi-final clash with Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.
The 28-year-old, German international, said, “Emotions always play a part, especially on Champions League nights at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. You can see that in our performances.
“A lot of the players have played in plenty of big games and we can stay calm in difficult situations because we know we can beat everybody.
He added that, “Even when we aren’t winning, we can change a game.
“We’ve experienced lots of situations so we don’t get anxious.”
Kross said, “Of course it’s special when you play against a team you represented for six or seven years.”
“I’ll see a lot of players I used to play with, or who I still play with in the national team.
“I played under Jupp Heynckes myself for a long time and I know he’s a top coach.
“When he came back, he changed the feeling of the whole team.
“Since he arrived, they’ve played much better so I think they’re harder to beat than last year but we’ll see.”