Toni Kroos is the secret Englishman who almost joined Manchester United, loves darts, Wimbledon and Robbie Williams, but will hope to dump Man City out of the Champions League

Toni Kroos will be hoping to break the hearts of English football fans in the Champions League this season as he bids to win a fifth title.

The 32-year-old is part of the evergreen Real Madrid midfield trio Luka Modric and Casemiro, who face Man City in the semi-finals on Tuesday.

Kroos has won four Champions League titles, three with Real Madrid and one with Bayern Munich

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Kroos has won four Champions League titles, three with Real Madrid and one with Bayern Munich

Live commentary of that match will be on talkSPORT in the great European clash.

Should they find their way past City, another English club could wait if Liverpool beat Villarreal.

He is more than familiar with England and will no doubt enjoy his trip to Manchester.

Back in 2014, he was very close to coming to Manchester United before David Moyes was fired.

The German legend may also be a secret Englishman … stay with us for this one.

He has a love for everything England has and his activity on social media over the years shows how he can not get enough.


Kroos has had a brilliant career for club and country

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Kroos has had a brilliant career for club and country

Here at talkSPORT.com we’ve taken a look at a few things that make him an ‘Englishman’:

Love darts

It is the typical English pub sport and is very popular here compared to other countries around the world.

The popularity of the sport in Germany is still small, but that has not stopped Kroos from being a big fan.

The 31-year-old is a big fan of Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor and has previously tweeted regularly about darts.

Kroos loves Phil Taylor and is a big dart fan

Kroos loves Phil Taylor and is a big dart fan

Fan of British pop music

When you think of German bands, Rammstein and Kraftwerk come to mind.

But for Kroos, there is nothing better than people like Robbie Williams and Olly Murs.

Kroos and Murs are good friends, where the German has an unusual British taste in music

Kroos and Murs are good friends, where the German has an unusual British taste in music

Kroos is close to the former Take That singer and appeared in a 2019 documentary about his life where he showed a signed shirt. He also asked the German for a special service.

“You have won everything in Madrid, I ask you to sign for Manchester United!” he said in the documentary.

The Real Madrid midfielder has also previously posted pictures with Olly Murs and announced his love for James Blunt and Ed Sheeran.

Kroos and Robbie Williams got an unlikely friendship

Kroos and Robbie Williams got an unlikely friendship

Love London and Wimbledon

Kroos is a big fan of the English capital and seems to spend a lot of his free time in the city.

When asked on Twitter a few years ago, he said London was his favorite city and he also loves to come over to watch Wimbledon.

Kroos has regularly posted pictures of himself in London and will be there tonight with Germany

Kroos has regularly posted pictures of himself in London and will be there tonight with Germany

Kroos is a fan of tennis and has been to Wimbledon before

Kroos is a fan of tennis and has been to Wimbledon before

Fluent English

Kroos speaks several languages ​​fluently, but it seems that he mastered English early in his life, and it took him a while to learn Spanish.

In a speech to Blick, Toni Kroos said: “I did not speak Spanish regularly until my second or third year because I would speak Spanish when I was reasonably good at it.

“I was lucky I had [manager] Carlo Ancelotti, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale who spoke English with me. It also took my wife a while to start speaking Spanish. “

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