Toni Kroos insists Bayern Munich’s gut-wrenching Champions League final defeat against Chelsea in 2012 was “the most f****d up moment” of his career – and Blues fans can’t hide their delight.
The west London club defied the odds to win their first Champions League crown in the 2011/12 campaign, getting the better of Bayern on penalties in their own backyard.
Kroos and co were heavily expected to lift the trophy in Munich, especially when Thomas Muller headed them in front with seven minutes remaining.
But Didier Drogba powered home a sensational header five minutes later, before Petr Cech denied Arjen Robben from the spot in extra-time.
Bayern again looked to be in the driving seat when the final went to penalties, with Juan Mata missing Chelsea’s first effort from 12 yards.
Cech, though, would go on to save Ivica Olic’s penalty, before tipping Bastian Schweinsteiger’s attempt onto the post.
Didier Drogba’s penalty saw Chelsea topple Bayern in their own stadium
In an iconic moment replayed endlessly by Blues fans over the last eight years, Drogba then stepped up and swept home the winning spot-kick to break Bayern hearts in their own stadium.
And when asked on Twitter what “the most f****d up moment” of his career was, Kroos replied: “CL final 2012”.
And Kroos has admitted the gut-wrenching defeat was his “most f****d up moment” as a footballer
The Chelsea faithful are over the moon with his admission, taking to Reddit to celebrate their historic triumph back in 2012.
One wrote: “Lol beautiful”.
“It was written in the stars i bet he still has nightmares of Drogba scoring” said another.
A third commented: “Nothing like it”.
One Blues fan is convinced Kroos “still has nightmares” about Drogba
“I’m inclined to laugh,” joked another.