Real Madrid is set to battle against Chelsea’s reigning champions on the 6th of April, as they were both drawn against each other last week.
It is undeniably the biggest clash of the last eight, with Real Madrid the most successful side in the tournament’s history and Chelsea the current holders.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side goes into the game sitting at the top of their league after a series of great victories and a superb win over Paris Saint Germain in the last round. In contrast, Chelsea sat third in the Premier League and overcame Lille in the last 16.
For many, the Blues are the favorites for the tie, having continued to impress in Europe this season under Thomas Tuchel’s guidance.
The Real Madrid dressing room shares a similar sentiment, as Kroos admits they would have been delighted to avoid the defending Champions.
“They are the current Champions League champions, so it couldn’t be more difficult,” Europa Press reported him saying on his podcast with his brother Felix.”
“There could hardly be a more significant hurdle, but we have to concentrate on ourselves, and if we play well, it’s possible to do a lot of things.
“We have to try to be very good because that’s what we will have to be to reach the semi-finals.
“Probably nobody wanted PSG in the last 16, and probably nobody wanted Chelsea in the quarter-finals, but that’s how things are, and we have to accept them.”